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Machine restoration #2: Cleaning begins...

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 01-06-2015 11:22 AM 1626 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Long time, no see... Part 2 of Machine restoration series Part 3: More cleaning... And a "dry assembly" »

Today I started the slow and soothing work of cleaning my new old Stenberg KET 600.

There are layers on layers of old resin build up all over the machine and also on most of the tools as the old owner never really cared for cleaning it.

Some parts

More parts

Cleaning the moulder housing with Hartzlöser (Resin remover) and a tooth brush.

Even more parts to be cleaned…

A pack of 15 saw blades.. Cleaning later.

As a gift from my father, he came and installed some lights in the shop, before I only had a small desk lamp and the natural day light (for 4 hours in the winter).

I’ll keep updating this as cleaning goes on, I’m thinking of repainting the machine with the grey and green industrial colours it needs…



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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 01-06-2015 12:35 PM

Very cool. Can’t wait to see how this turns out. I think the machine restores are some of the most amazing projects

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#2 posted 01-06-2015 09:54 PM

Lovely machine. A bit envious i must admit. Would think there is another 50 years left in it when you are done.
Looking forward to seeing it done and ready!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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CreekOne

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#3 posted 01-08-2015 02:37 PM

I sure hope it’ll live at least 50 years more. One problem is that the company that made the machine, Stenberg, have not existed in 30 years… I think a company named Jonsered bought Stenberg around 1970-1980 and today, Jonsered don’t make these machines and there are almost no spare parts to find… I just hope I can fit a Felder (Or other brand) feeder for the moulder…

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#4 posted 01-08-2015 06:33 PM

Not an expert but think that feeders are not-brand-specific and should fit all makers, for instance like this one: http://www.dba.dk/fremtraek-til-snedkermaskin/id-1012539695/
Around here lots of quite old machinery is used and it is not uncommon to see 50-70 years old gear being sold at quite high prizes. Brands like Junget bandsaws, N.P. Hansen shapers and jointers, Arboga drill presses (swedish), and Langeskov and Slejpner table saws (usually slider-type) are often seen. For some reason not many swedish ones except Luna and Arboga.

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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CreekOne

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#5 posted 01-08-2015 07:41 PM


Not an expert but think that feeders are not-brand-specific and should fit all makers, for instance like this one: http://www.dba.dk/fremtraek-til-snedkermaskin/id-1012539695/
Around here lots of quite old machinery is used and it is not uncommon to see 50-70 years old gear being sold at quite high prizes. Brands like Junget bandsaws, N.P. Hansen shapers and jointers, Arboga drill presses (swedish), and Langeskov and Slejpner table saws (usually slider-type) are often seen. For some reason not many swedish ones except Luna and Arboga.

- kaerlighedsbamsen


That one looks exactly like an old Festo (Festool brand) old one on a old Moulder made by SCM.
One thing I find annoying is that there are no place for a feeder on the machine, I might have to drill new holes and thread them for this… and I hope I can fine one that can sit on the edge of the table as I need to be able to clear the table for 600 width…

Also, I think Luna is from Norway.. Arboga drill press are famous all over, Stenberg is mostly known for the big 5-7 cutter machines for making panel and the like with advanced profiles…. something like this from Jonsered:

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#6 posted 01-09-2015 07:51 PM

Wonder if a feeder could be fitted so that i flips down a bit like on this Felder combination machine:

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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