Disassembled the cutterhead and the 4 columns this week. Grrr… still waiting for the 4 column rod bearings to arrive (15th-20th), which is actually AOK because that is when the 3×15” knives should be ready for pickup. Every piece was cooked for 24hours via electrolysis. Perfect timing because I am getting a little wary of rust and disassembling stuff. I had no idea the amount of rust THROUGHOUT this machine. Wow. It’s near time to assemble and move on.
Old cutterhead and columns:
-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter