LumberJocks

My 1997 Delta Unisaw 36-815 Refurbishing #2: Working the table top cast iron

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Holbs posted 01-18-2016 06:48 AM 1137 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Tear Down Part 2 of My 1997 Delta Unisaw 36-815 Refurbishing series Part 3: Finishing Miter Slot clean up and looking at fence system »

What I found that works for me: ROS & 3M pad for rough work. I swap to 320 then 600 wet/dry sandpaper for hand sanding with WD40 as lubrication. I will use denatured alcohol to clean off the top then wax later as I still have the miter slots to work on next time. I was smart :) Cut a 55 plastic gallon trash bag in 1/2 and laid ontop of my new work table.
As it arrives in my garage:

First general pass with my ROS & pad:

After ROS & pad:

After razor blade use to remove mortar or maybe masonry gloop that was hard as a rock:

Ready to start hand sanding:

99% completion of top. Swirl marks and a couple deep scratches exist which will probably remain. Miter slots to do next:

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"



6 comments so far

View Roger's profile

Roger

19865 posts in 2265 days


#1 posted 01-18-2016 02:07 PM

This is an amazing re-birth coming along here Holbs. Lookin like new

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

View kaerlighedsbamsen's profile

kaerlighedsbamsen

1177 posts in 1174 days


#2 posted 01-18-2016 02:35 PM

Starting to look like a new saw. Looking forward to follow the process!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

View ShaneA's profile

ShaneA

6471 posts in 2059 days


#3 posted 01-18-2016 02:59 PM

It is going to be amazing. Good job so far, I think I am going to be jealous of that saw.

View gfadvm's profile

gfadvm

14940 posts in 2151 days


#4 posted 01-19-2016 01:13 AM

That is probably a finer finish than it came with new! Carry on….....

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

View TheFridge's profile

TheFridge

5764 posts in 947 days


#5 posted 01-19-2016 01:29 AM

Lookin good. I’d try not to widen the miter slots.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

View BurlyBob's profile

BurlyBob

3652 posts in 1726 days


#6 posted 01-20-2016 02:12 AM

Wow, You found a beauty under all that mess. That makes all the difference in the world.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com