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Craftsman TS restoration #3: 2nd Effort

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Blog entry by David posted 03-13-2011 03:26 AM 1896 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here’s my next attempt at cleaning up the top of my TS.
I used more Naval Jelly and heavier automotive sandpaper (180 grit).
After rinsing off the Naval Jelly, I followed up with lots of WD-40 and Scotchbrite pads.

I’m happier with these results. I just have some spots(at the back), that are stubborn. I’m going to finish with some Rust Free. I’m in no rush though, at least now I can use the saw.

-- I love my SS Mark V. American made quality.



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brianinpa

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#1 posted 03-13-2011 03:35 AM

I have never used anything but WD-40 and varying grits of emery cloth and wet/dry sand paper. That looks great. Really like those wings.

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

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nobuckle

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#2 posted 03-13-2011 03:38 AM

That’s a far cry from the first posting. You’ve put alot of TLC into that one. The hard work is paying off.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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derekd

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#3 posted 03-13-2011 05:57 AM

Nice job! I have a SS 10ER as well, and I just picked up a Jet 6” Jointer that needs some de-rusting. I plan to use buffed-out paste wax (the non-silicon kind) after the cleaning, what did yo uuse after the rust was out.

Derek

-- Derek, Surrey,B.C.

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Hersh

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#4 posted 03-13-2011 05:50 PM

Man, that looks great. I know it’s a lot of work, but its worth it in the long run. Great job.

-- Hersh from Port Angeles, WA - Gotta Complete That Project!

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David

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#5 posted 03-13-2011 06:34 PM

Thx all for your comments.
It looks good in the pics, but there are stains that are not visible in these pics. I hope to get those out with Rust Free, before using Johnson’s paste wax to coat it.

-- I love my SS Mark V. American made quality.

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David

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#6 posted 03-16-2011 04:08 AM

Brianinpa,

What’s better than one wing?

2 wings!

-- I love my SS Mark V. American made quality.

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brianinpa

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#7 posted 03-17-2011 02:18 AM

I know, rub it in!

I have a model 113.29991, and I am always on the look-out for another one just like it. I want to run the two saws side by side with one wing between the two saws so that I do not always have to switch blades. Dreams for the future.

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

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bandit571

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#8 posted 03-17-2011 02:29 AM

Those open grid wings are kind of hard on hands (DAMHIKT) so I went with the other version’s steel wings. Still going strong since I bought it.

Das Frankensaw..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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brianinpa

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#9 posted 03-17-2011 03:33 AM

I saw a solution to the “hard on the hands.” MDF routed and inserted from below into the wing to make it a smooth surface. Gets rid of the finger grabbing holes, and for my plans, turns the wing into a router table.

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

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David

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#10 posted 03-17-2011 03:37 AM

I like the ability to use the open-grid for clamping operations. I often use my TS for a workbench.

-- I love my SS Mark V. American made quality.

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bandit571

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#11 posted 03-17-2011 05:08 AM

Nothing wrong with that.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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brianinpa

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#12 posted 03-18-2011 03:30 AM

I thought table saws were meant to be an auxiliary work bench…

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

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