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Blog series by CutNRun updated 06-16-2009 01:10 AM 3 parts 12522 reads 14 comments total

Part 1: The clean up begins.

06-02-2009 12:21 AM by CutNRun | 4 comments »

I have made a little progress on the saw. I initially thought I would need to replace the carriage bearings and perhaps the motor bearings. At this point, I don’t believe either will be needed. The following photo shows the carriage bearings prior to clean-up. These bearings are not supposed to be greased. After cleaning both the bearings and the inside of the ways, the carriage movement is nice and smooth. I pulled the motor apart and 50+ years of sawdust fell out. Cleane...

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Part 2: The clean-up continues

06-08-2009 05:34 PM by CutNRun | 2 comments »

I’ve been splitting time between making a storage cabinet to mount the saw on and cleaning up the saw. This weekend I made a bit of progress in between yard work and my youngest daughter’s belated birthday party. Previously, I had pulled the motor apart and cleaned it up prior to replacing the power cords. The mounting rails were removed and cleaned. The photo shows one done and one to go. I also removed the arm and motor from the base and cleaned and repainte...

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Part 3: Making Sawdust

06-16-2009 01:10 AM by CutNRun | 8 comments »

The saw is on its cabinet. The cabinet is mounted on an HTC mobile base, and all alignments have been completed. I was amazed at being able to hold within 0.001” on nearly all of the saw alignments and adjustments. As the old saying goes, they don’t make them like this any more. The cabinet is made of poplar plywood with cherry border trim. I wasn’t able to locate baltic birch. The trays are simple design that ride in slots cut into a hardboard skin. Simple but ...

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