This past week I have been hitting the Oliver really hard. I finished the remainder of the bondo work, primed and painted the entire saw. The paint is Sherwin Williams industrial enamel matched to the original Oliver color. It was applied with a cheap HVLP gun from Home Depot. I am really happy wth the results the gun gave me.
The main casting on the saw was really rough. After stripping all the original paint, as well as the clown paint applied by the school, I hit the old black casting filler. It is a nasty thick filler that was put on at the factory to smooth the major casting imperfections.
After giving the paint a few days to dry and cure I began the reassembly. The trunnions are about 20# each and are held in place with bolts as well as tapered pins. With the trunnions back in place the rest of the trunnion assembly and motor bracket were installed. The shafts were cleaned up and the thrust bearings were replaced. The motor mounting plate reinstalled and adjusted and the motor replaced.
I am now ready to do the wiring and get power back to the motor. I spent 2 hours in the shop this morning working on a temporary wiring job to double check the switch I want to use and make sure it will perform well before drilling and tapping holes in the main casting. I am really glad I took the time. I wired the switch amd motor and hit the start switch and it fired up just fine. However, it will not shut off with the switch. My first thought was I had wired something backwards. I re-checked my schematic and found it was wired properly. I called one of my OWWM buddies and we brainstormed what could be a possible solution. After another hour with no success I called the technical support line of the company I had purchased the VFD from and after another 45 min on the phone with them we determined the VFD was faulty!! I am really bummed. I now have to box the unit up and send it back for a return and exchange. Just a minor set back but I was really hoping to get the 200# hood replaced today. Anyway here are a few pics of the saw in its current state.
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