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Oliver 232 restoration #9: Restoration DONE!!

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Blog entry by MedicKen posted 1121 days ago 1803 reads 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Wiring DONE!! Part 9 of Oliver 232 restoration series Part 10: Quick video of saw in action »

It has been a very long time in the making but the Oliver 232 is finished!! Well, almost anyway. I still need to make a few small items to really complete the saw. But, for all intents and purposes the saw is finished. I spent most of the day yesterday getting the saw back together and did a few adjustments. I still have to face the fence and miter gauge, make some handles for the wheels, find or make some parts for the fence and figure out if I want to mount my bench dog cast router table to the left side. It has been a very rewarding and time consuming process but I think the result is well worth the effort. I did make a few small cross cuts in some 4/4 maple and this thing screams!! I also did the “nickle” test but with a penny, didn’t have a nickle in my pocket, and it passed without hesitation. This saw is the smoothest running saw I have ever used. I am really looking forward to using it and building a lot of items. Here she is….....

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com



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Cosmicsniper

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#1 posted 1121 days ago

That’s just…dreamy! Beautiful restoration, Ken.

Will that fence provide the rip capacity that you need? Just curious. If not, ship the whole thing over to me! :)

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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Bertha

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#2 posted 1121 days ago

I can’t see it at work but I’m imagining it…...ooooh…..ahhhhh! It’s got to be the stuff of dreams. I can’t wait to get home and look at it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Bearpie

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#3 posted 1121 days ago

Wonderful restoration job on a wonderful piece of machinery! NOW get to work on that dream project!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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NBeener

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#4 posted 1121 days ago

Wow.

Yeah. Wow.

-- -- Neil

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MedicKen

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#5 posted 1121 days ago

Cosmic…...Rip capacity is in the neighborhood of 24”. The majority of my work is with hardwoods, I very rarely use sheet goods. When I do use sheets I knock them down to a more manageable size with a circular saw first. i dont like ripping them on a table saw, too unstable.

Bearpie…..Next dream project is a workbench. I have 200+bf of 8/4 hard maple sitting on the floor just waiting.

Neil…..Wow is right. LOL

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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Bertha

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#6 posted 1121 days ago

Ken, my next big project is a workbench, too. I jealous of your stash. I haven’t procured mine yet. Are you going woodscrew or modern hardware? There’s a LJ here that sells beautiful woodscrews for a reasonable price.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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MedicKen

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#7 posted 1121 days ago

Al….Gonna be modern hardware. I have a Wilton 10” vise for the front, bought a screw for the tail vise from Lee Valley. The problem with the wood handles and screws here is the very dry weather. I know it seems weird but in the real low humidity they dry out and crack real bad.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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#8 posted 1120 days ago

Now that’s a saw. Nicely done!

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 1120 days ago

Looks good, Ken. Thats a monster of a table saw.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#10 posted 1120 days ago

Your are found guilty of Gloat-ism at it finest…lol Enjoy that beastly toy…Blkcherry

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lilredweldingrod

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#11 posted 1120 days ago

Ken you suck!!! to the tenth power! lol Fantastic job.

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MedicKen

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#12 posted 1120 days ago

Thanks Rand…..I know and I love it!!

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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MedicKen

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#13 posted 1120 days ago

Thanks Pat….when my son comes home next time we are gonna do a video. He has one of the little GoPro video units and is in HD. You will not believe how loud this blade is, I am gonna have to find another.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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#14 posted 1120 days ago

You do great work Ken. It looks really nice.

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#15 posted 1120 days ago

Glad you finally got the beast roaring, that fence is really something else, I had to look twice and research
the first time I saw one of those, could not believe it, that and you have the table extension for the fence
also. Happy that is massive piece of iron is going to see some actual use by someone who will care for it.
Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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