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1950's DeWalt MMB 23 RAS #3: Repainting the RAS

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Blog entry by Beginningwoodworker posted 02-17-2011 02:42 AM 1834 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Took it apart for cleaning and painting Part 3 of 1950's DeWalt MMB 23 RAS series Part 4: Motor Work! »

I done started repainting the radial arm saw, its looks much better than it did. :) I am using a Rustoleum Copper Hammer Finish. Working on clean the post!



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lew

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#1 posted 02-17-2011 02:56 AM

Cool color, CJ!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 02-17-2011 02:59 AM

Nice. What was the original color, my father had one in his shop foryears it was a light green.

-- Anthony

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#3 posted 02-17-2011 03:00 AM

kind of white looking.

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#4 posted 02-17-2011 03:17 AM

That is an awesome color!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#5 posted 02-17-2011 03:39 AM

WOW, Charles:

Is that the same color that “Axl” (Myk Ryan) painted HIS, over on the Woodnet forum ??

Did you put down some primer, first ??

Beautiful color. I think “Axl’s” is stunning !

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 02-17-2011 03:43 AM

I did not do a primer. The paint cant say no need for a primer.

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#7 posted 02-17-2011 04:11 AM

Great job on the painting! Looks new.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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blockhead

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#8 posted 02-17-2011 02:27 PM

If you keep that up Charles, it’s going to be too nice to use. ; )

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#9 posted 02-17-2011 04:39 PM

Just looked again, this morning.

That’s just a beautiful color.

Nice pic. Nice job.

If I start feeling guilty, and feel like I have to re-paint mine … YOU are going to hear about it, Mister ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#10 posted 02-17-2011 04:45 PM

Going to replace the power cord next.

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#11 posted 02-17-2011 05:03 PM

I don’t remember.

Is yours a 1/4 HP motor ? 9.8 amps ??

If so …. you want to use 14 gauge, 3-conductor cord … if you didn’t know.

One cheap way to do that is to go to the hardware store and buy a 14/3 extension cord. Just cut the female end off of it, and strip the ends of the wires.

You’ll need two pieces: one from the wall to the switch, and one from the switch to the motor.

Just make sure you make a note of what’s hooked up to which terminal !

-- -- Neil

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#12 posted 02-17-2011 05:04 PM

Just checked. Looks like yours is a 1/2 HP.

If that’s right, then you’re going to want to use 12gauge, 3-conductor wire (12/3).

Slightly more money, but … important. These are “continuous-duty” motors.

-- -- Neil

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#13 posted 02-17-2011 05:56 PM

My is a 1/2 hp.

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