Restoring a Walker Turner BN730 Band Saw #5: Almost there...

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Blog entry by Camper posted 02-22-2011 02:34 AM 3841 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: painting progress Part 5 of Restoring a Walker Turner BN730 Band Saw series Part 6: Finally done »

well its all assembled except for the wheels which need tires and crowning. All there except for the before and after pictures :) since not all done yet.

I did screw up and paint the surfaces between the male and female brackets for tilting the table so I need to go back and re-visit that since adjusting the table tilt is pretty “sticky”..

3 out of the 4 JB weld repairs at the corners of the wheel covers turned out pretty good.The one on the right side of the upper wheel is noticeable as it required some bending but still better than how it was.

Thanks for looking.

-- Tampa-FL

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#1 posted 02-22-2011 03:05 AM

Looks good!

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#2 posted 02-22-2011 03:06 AM

That is one great looking saw. Thanks for posting your restoration.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#3 posted 02-22-2011 03:21 AM

Shinny saw. Looks very nice. I love to see people breathing lie back into old tools.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#4 posted 02-22-2011 03:48 AM

Man! I’m in love again! What a beautiful restoration. You and Medic Ken need to give lessons on restoring these old tools. Oh Wow. I am in awe.

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#5 posted 02-22-2011 03:58 AM

You keep making it look like that, and I’ll keep using words like “awesome” and “beautiful.”

It just … looks fan-tastic !

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 02-22-2011 05:13 AM

I bet your glad you went through with this restoration, it look grand and solid….nice work enjoy your new old tool…BC

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#7 posted 02-22-2011 06:21 AM

Thanks for the kind words everyone. I would be happy to help anyway I can but still far from giving lessons :). Your encouragement did/does play a big role on getting motivated to work on the project.

BC : I sure am glad that I went through with this. I think the tune up will be a challenge also but I am looking forward to making some saw dust using this. Probably one of the first will be a nice stand for it. I think that thread may garner more interest with this audience :).

The downside about these restorations is that I have to put making sawdust aside due to time/space constraints. Hopefully this weekend I will have sometime to work on unfinished wood projects. I also need to figure out a jig for crowning the tires. I found some articles on OWWM wiki but they seem pretty complex. Any suggestions from the woodworkers?

-- Tampa-FL

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Dennis Mikulski

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#8 posted 02-22-2011 12:56 PM

seeing what you did with your band saw makes me want to work on the one i pick-up.
what a great job!!

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