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Unisaw Rehab #6: Belts On and First Finish Coat Done!

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Blog entry by Don Broussard posted 353 days ago 929 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: More Effort into Cleaning the Top Part 6 of Unisaw Rehab series Part 7: Reassembly and Test Cut »

Short update on the Unisaw Rehab project.

Picked up a matched set of belts for the Unisaw today.

They are Jason A26 (4L280) belts.

Ran some steel wool over the primer coat, blew and wiped it off, then applied one coat of Rustoleum Smoke Gray rattle can. My preference was for Machine Gray, but that was not available. Note that I did not paint the internal mechanism.

Plan for tomorrow is to polish up the hand wheels. I picked up some metal and aluminum polish today. I’ll put that on after I’ve sanded the hand wheels to my satisfaction.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!



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Handtooler

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#1 posted 353 days ago

That Refurbishment is REALLY coming along great! Just one step at a time and you’ll be there with a super machine.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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Don Broussard

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#2 posted 353 days ago

Thanks, Russell. Now if I could only find a cast iron motor cover . . .

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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HokieMojo

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#3 posted 352 days ago

looking great. I can’t figure out why somone can’t make a cast aftemarket motor cover. There’s got to be enough demand ofr it right? I dunno. I’m enjoying the progress. You just keep moving forward!

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Don Broussard

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#4 posted 352 days ago

@Hokie—Thanks. This project still doesn’t feel like work! As for the motor cover, Renovo makes an aftermarket cover (see it here) for $249. There are also plastic and fiberglass options for about $90 and $130 respectively. I haven’t decided what I’m going to do for a motor cover yet, but I’m thinking I’ll either make a wooden cover or leave it open.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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Mauricio

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#5 posted 350 days ago

Wont be long till your making some chips!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Don Broussard

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#6 posted 350 days ago

Thanks, Maur. I put the top back on this morning and aligned it with the blade. I need to put a bit more attention into cleaning the top properly. I should be ready to make a test cut this afternoon or tomorrow morning.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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