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Bandsaw Restoration #6: So Close...

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Blog entry by Jimi_C posted 05-31-2010 05:40 AM 2072 reads 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Painted the last piece today, so here it is in all (or at least most) of it’s assembled glory.

Once again – the before:

And now the after:

As you can tell from the second pic, I haven’t gotten the lower axle/bearings back on it yet – same for the upper wheel. I did try freezing the axle to see if that’d let me press the axle in easily enough – didn’t seem to give it enough – so I’m going to have to find someone with a bearing/arbor press to help me get the wheels back on this sucker. I didn’t try heating up the bearings/casing first, so maybe that’d be enough to help get it in – I may try it some day the wife isn’t home :D

Anyway, I’m really happy with the way it’s coming out – and even more happy to be done masking and spraying tiny little parts. The paint job is far from perfect – paint’s already chipping on the trunion where the washer for the knob to secure the table rubs against it – but I think it’s good enough to protect it for many years to come.

I’m going to order the blade and wheels from Suffolk Machinery sometime this week, so hopefully the next update on this restoration will be the absolute last. It may be down the road a ways though, we’re selling our house and will be moving in a few weeks, so I may not have time to get it all done before I have to start packing up the shop. That’s the downside to this, it sucks that I may have to wait a month to be able to fire this up and start resawing boards :-/

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"



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#1 posted 05-31-2010 05:45 AM

That puppy looks fantastic. great job.

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#2 posted 05-31-2010 06:14 AM

Excellent work, I’m sure it will serve you well

-- Drew, Delaware

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#3 posted 05-31-2010 07:19 AM

Looks 100% better. Nice work to bring it back to life.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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Jimi_C

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#4 posted 05-31-2010 07:24 AM

Thanks guys, just got done uploading the info to OWWM :)

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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#5 posted 05-31-2010 01:08 PM

Nice job Jimi. I love seeing tools get a new lease on life such as you have done here. You should be proud of your efforts. The saw looks really good.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 05-31-2010 04:03 PM

You did a great job on the redo. Really looks nice.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#7 posted 05-31-2010 05:45 PM

WOW!!!!!

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#8 posted 06-01-2010 06:28 AM

She looks really beautiful and will serve you longer than any bandsaw made today.
Well done making this saw gorgeous again.
They don’t make ‘em like this anymore

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#9 posted 07-08-2010 03:07 PM

Hi there. I am new to your site and was facinated by your progress on the Atllas bandsaw. I have one that I have been meaning to get to and as yet have not. Now we are also moving and am thinking of selling it. Do you have any idea what she might be worth. She is a Atlas Power King Model 912 serial no 13965 and has no motor. Thanks guys

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#10 posted 07-09-2010 04:43 AM

@Briansey: I paid $100 for mine, which included the motor (1/2HP I believe, I forget as I haven’t checked it in a while). It was in functioning condition, even though obviously it need a lot of renovation to be in top shape (otherwise with the shot bearings I probably would have been replacing the blade often). That Atlas models are a bit newer – they bought PowerKing in 1949, and essentially just rebranded many of their tools like the 912.

So, I’d say anywhere from $50-100 would be what you should look at selling it for. That is typically the price range I’ve seen when people mention what they bought theirs for on sites like OWWM.

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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#11 posted 07-09-2010 08:51 AM

Thanks so much Jimi_C, I really appreciate your comments. All the best with yours

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#12 posted 07-12-2010 10:49 PM

Hi Brian,

I read your comment and thought that your serial number was similar to that of the saw I got yesterday. I checked and it was the same. I reread the comment about 10 times until I looked at your user name. The world is so small! Anyway, thanks for the saw.

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Jimi_C

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#13 posted 07-12-2010 10:53 PM

Nah, that seems the right color for an Atlas branded machine. Powerking’s were kind of a sea-green color, as seen in the original pic (I didn’t try to match it and just painted mine bright hunter green). All of the Atlas band saws I see on OWWM are the blue color you describe.

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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#14 posted 07-14-2010 05:07 PM

Sorry, I accidentally removed the question about mine being blue that Jimi replied to.

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