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"New" Table Saw #3: Top Ready

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Blog entry by Jon Parker posted 2079 days ago 1111 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Thanks for the information from all! I went and got some Naval Jelly from Lowes (you should have seen the look on the Customer Service lady’s face when I asked for that!) I did three different applications of Naval Jelly, making sure to rinse throughly after each one. Once that was done, I took a fine steel wool and a little bit of oil to the top making sure to work it in small circles to get into the little groves. When I felt good about it, I wiped the whole thing down with some isopropyl alcohol and let dry. I then applied some SC Johnson Paste Wax leaving a thin coat for about 10 minutes. Then I buffed it off by hand and applied another coat. I left this one on for about 30 minutes and then buffed it off by hand. I then wiped on a thin coat of protective oil. So far i’m happy with how it’s going.

Before:
Before

After:
After

-- Jon | Rigby, Idaho



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SCOTSMAN

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#1 posted 2079 days ago

Smashing looks a thousand percent better . Please don’t write in and say you can’t get a thousand percent I know that I am speaking metaphorically, but it it litterally beautiful ,well done laddie regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Bob42

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#2 posted 2079 days ago

On mine I used a good liquid auto Carnuba wax first and then the paste wax and it holds up well in my garage.

Your table looks great.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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Outnmbrd

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#3 posted 2079 days ago

Wow, nice job! I think I’ll try that on my jointer that needs some help

-- time, there's never enough time...

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EEngineer

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#4 posted 2078 days ago

Very nice! I think this is the toughest part of restoring a table saw.

How does the interior of the saw look? I’ve seen some trunnions that were badly rusted as well. Keep us posted. I love watching an old machine made new again!

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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Jon Parker

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#5 posted 2078 days ago

The interior is not bad – everything was still in working order, so with a little bit of oil it’s all running smooth now.

-- Jon | Rigby, Idaho

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brianinpa

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#6 posted 2078 days ago

Nice turn around. That looks real smooth.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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woodworm

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#7 posted 2072 days ago

OK I have seen the “new look” of your table saw. You did great task !
But what I’m more anxious to know is about the look on the CS lady’s face that you telling us half-way?

No no no….. I won’t tell her. There is no way I could

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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