Rebuilding a vintage Craftsman Table Saw 113.29920 #6: FUMES and FIRE, painted......

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Blog entry by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) posted 10-18-2010 06:26 AM 10631 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, with all the fumes, the saw colors make it look like it’s on fire.

Today, I got to spray some primer and some paint. I painted our living room red last summer before we moved in. I forgot how poorly red paint coats, and just how many coats it takes to get something truly red. Persistence, and two cans of Rustoleum paid off. Here’s the result…

Make sure you look at the rest of the album.
I did get around to painting the motor and the other parts orange. I only had enough paint to give the orange parts one coat.

Well, there’s still a ways to go, but I’m pretty sure, I’ll have this puppy cutting wood this coming weekend…... Then I’ll be moving on to the base. I’ve got some ideas for the base, but I’ve got to get the rails on the saw to figure up some final dimensions. With that in mind, I’ve got to drill and tap some 3/8” holes for mounting the rail system….. HI HO, HI HO, it’s off to bed I go…..

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#1 posted 10-18-2010 06:41 AM

Looking good. Those craftsman table saw’s are fun to restore. I restored an 8” craftsman two years ago.
Those saws work great with a new paint job.

Thanks, Michael Frey



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#2 posted 10-18-2010 01:38 PM

58 years ago, when I was 8, the Craftsman 8” TS was the first saw I used. Dad only had the best (at the time).
When I was 11 and had my first school shop class the teacher was really pissed (and scared) when I went over to use the school’s TS.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#3 posted 10-18-2010 01:47 PM

The red and orange are going to compliment each other perfectly. It’s already starting to look car-like. When I went to the photobucket pics, I had to take another look at the fourth photo. A quick look I thought for shure that you were for some reason throwing in a front timing cover for one of the old wedge motors out of the sixties. The first thing that popped into my head was the old school triple deuce setup.


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