Hello again, I’ve got quite a bit accomplished since my last post, but it took much longer than anticipated. I had to finish cleaning a few little pieces here and there and wipe off the never ending paint dust with mineral spirits. Once I’d clean a piece I’d tape it off, lots of masking tape and razor blades. The only pieces I have left are the pieces of the head. I have to clean up the head yet and probably replace the bearings, they felt good and sounded good but they probably are dry. The motor makes no odd sounds, right now. So now I have to get the head apart, sharpen the knives, although they are still sharp enough to cut my fingers while cleaning it (why didn’t I remove the knives you ask, because I don’t have a wrench thin enough to get in there right now).
Hopefully this weekend I can get it put together at least to the point where I can level the beds.
Question: What do I put on my fence and beds to keep them from rusting since there’s no protection from the elements there?
Tape, newspaper, and mineral spirits.
Even more tedious taping…
My parts after some fresh pain in the sun and 80 degree S. Dakota weather
Doing a little….jigging?
-- Grant - N Dakota