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Unisaw Rehab #8: More Parts Received

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Blog entry by Don Broussard posted 08-20-2013 01:16 AM 1299 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Reassembly and Test Cut Part 8 of Unisaw Rehab series Part 9: Slight Backtrack »

Thanks to the kindness of a fellow LJ, cpd011, I got some more parts delivered today. I am seeing the UPS guy more and more often, and I like it!

I got the front and rear rails and mounting hardware, and the blade guard with mount for the cost of shipping. I did have to agree to pass them on to the next person for only the cost of shipping, which I did agree to do.

The rails are in much better shape than the ones that came with my Unisaw. There was no blade guard.

I also picked up an Osborne EB-3 miter gauge for $65 during the week. I adjusted it to fit the miter slots so after I mount the blade guard and rails, I will be ready to go into production.

I should have some additional photos, and maybe even an action video posted within the week.

Thanks for following along, and thanks to LJ cpd011 for your kindness.

-- 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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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 08-20-2013 01:36 AM

Congratulations! Great story of LJ generosity with nice shout out to LJ cpd011. I’ve enjoyed the stories of your progress in restoration. Any luck with the motor cover?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Don W

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#2 posted 08-20-2013 01:39 AM

let the sawdust fly!!

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 08-20-2013 02:45 AM

oh man..it is really coming together nicely Don….hadn’t had internet access since earlier in the week and I have been missing the updates on your saw and other lumberjocks projects.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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Don Broussard

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#4 posted 08-20-2013 04:55 PM

@Hillbilly—Thanks. Aren’t LJs just the best? No luck on the motor cover yet. I did see some reproductons in fiberglass on the ‘net. For now, I’ll just leave it open.

@DonW—You know it!

@Greg—I’ve been away a bit myself! I hope to install the “new” parts later today.

Question: With the blade depth at its lowest point, the tip of the 10” saw blade is still exposed by a fraction of an inch. I’ll go back and check the blade diameter, but it is supposed to be a 10” blade.

-- 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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Grandpa

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#5 posted 08-20-2013 05:06 PM

mine doesn’t show above the table. might need to do some grinding to correct that.

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Don Broussard

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#6 posted 08-20-2013 10:44 PM

@Grandpa—Thanks for the feedback. I am thinking that, when I reinstalled the arbor shaft, that I put it on the wrong tooth. I doubt it, but I’ll check into that.

-- 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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Don Broussard

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#7 posted 08-21-2013 02:47 AM

Not enough progress to justify a new blog entry, so here’s a short update:

I installed the front and rear rails and the blade guard this afternoon.

The Osborne EB-3 looks like an anachronism on that old machine.

I haven’t checked out the possible issue with the blade height, but I hope to do so tomorrow.

-- 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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#8 posted 08-21-2013 06:11 PM

Sweet! I have TS envy.

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

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JoeinGa

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#9 posted 08-21-2013 07:12 PM

That thing is SAAA-WHEEET!

when will it be ready for me to come pick it up? :-)

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Don Broussard

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#10 posted 08-22-2013 09:42 PM

@Maur—Thanks, buddy. I still need to do some more work on the top. I forgot to paint the edges of the top—big dummy here!!

@Joe—You can drop by for some chicken and sausage gumbo with a couple of hours’ notice, but the saw stays here!

-- 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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Beginningwoodworker

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#11 posted 08-29-2013 12:28 AM

Nice progress, did you clean up the motor and put new bearings in there?

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Don Broussard

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#12 posted 08-29-2013 12:57 AM

@BeginningWW—I did not install new bearings in the motor. I just gave it a surface cleaning and called it good. The motor runs very smoothly now, and I didn’t want to mess up a good thing. If I have to open up the motor later, I’ll replace the motor bearings and give a good repainting to original colors.

Also, I found a dust door that matches the original dust door for my age unit—it has the Delta “Art Deco” style decal and the latch. I should have that in next week, and I’ll give it a good cleaning, priming and painting before I reinstall it.

I plan to get some quality time in the shop tomorrow—just a man, his shop and his Unisaw top.

Thanks for following this restoration. I appreciate all the comments!

-- 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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Beginningwoodworker

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#13 posted 08-29-2013 01:46 AM

Cool, I would like to find a 1940’s Unisaw and shaper once I open me another cabinet shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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