Unisaw rebuilt project! #3: Painting almost complete.

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Blog entry by Beginningwoodworker posted 2059 days ago 1227 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: New paint job! Part 3 of Unisaw rebuilt project! series Part 4: Order a new/use motor! »

I am almost finish repainting my unisaw cabinet, I still need to touch up and sand a few places. Next I will be ready to install a new motor

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Les Hastings

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#1 posted 2059 days ago

Looking good Buddy!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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Tony Z

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#2 posted 2059 days ago


-- Tony, Ohio

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 2059 days ago

It’s coming along nicely.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 2059 days ago

just curious. What is the reason for the blue? Unisaws are typically grey. Not critisizing just curious.

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#5 posted 2059 days ago

I just like the color, I thought I would go with a custom color. :)

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Don Newton

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#6 posted 2059 days ago

Can’t believe it’s that same rusty saw. Did the table extension come with the saw or did you supply it? Did you get the motor yet? Keep at it!

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#7 posted 2059 days ago

someone gave me the extension table, I dont have the motor yet.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#8 posted 2059 days ago

Looking Good, CJ!!

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

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#9 posted 2059 days ago

wow what a change!!! i love that color!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 2059 days ago

Looking good buddy.
That saw is gonna see a lot of use I bet.
That will sure be a nice addition to your tool list.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#11 posted 2059 days ago

Looking good! Love that blue Unisaw ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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Scott Bryan

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#12 posted 2059 days ago


This is looking pretty good so far. You have a unique table saw and I know that you are having fun with this rebuild. I can’t wait to see the end result.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#13 posted 2059 days ago

Thanks guys for the comments. I am having lots of fun with this rebuild.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#14 posted 2059 days ago

Man, that’s great! I know you are going to enjoy that thing. I wish I had one to work on! I like the paint choice…make it your own. Of course now you may have to repaint everything else to match. :)

-- "Never measure......cut as many times as necessary." - PeteMoss

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#15 posted 2057 days ago


I really like your color choice. That isn’t a classic or anything, so make it your own! You have done some really great work so far! I have a couple of suggestions:

1) Get some really fine sandpaper, like 1200, and give your saw a quick wet sand. Once dry, put one more coat of paint on it. I can see some shading variances in your pictures, and that would really improve the look of your saw’s paint job.

2) You may want to sand, then paint the sides of the table and the bottom with some gloss black engine paint.

3) If you can, save for that 3HP motor! You won’t be sorry, and it isn’t too much of a price difference!

I think those two things wouldn’t take much time and would really improve the looks of your saw.
Good luck! I am living vicariously through you!


-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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