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Crescent jointer restoration #2: Adding color

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Blog entry by MedicKen posted 11-17-2011 09:11 PM 2092 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have finished the body work, bondo, on the main casting and have applied the first coat of paint. It is Sherwin Williams direct to metal in graphite. It is an oil based industrial coating that should last a long time. It is the same paint and color that I used on the Oliver. The weather here is on the cool side and Im hoping it will dry enough to move indoors tonight, supposed to rain this weekend. I will be using a gloss black as an accent and possibly gold for the lettering. The jury is still out on that however.

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



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MShort

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#1 posted 11-17-2011 09:24 PM

Looking good !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Bertha

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#2 posted 11-17-2011 10:07 PM

DynoMite!

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

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#3 posted 11-17-2011 10:52 PM

Ken,

Ill start clearing some room for it in the shop now ;). Nice work .

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#4 posted 11-17-2011 11:35 PM

Looking good.
I don’t think you will have vibration problems with that cast base. It is a BEAST.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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JRL

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#5 posted 11-18-2011 12:29 AM

Another great restoration underway. I join in with the accolades above. Very curious to see how you’ll resharpen the blades.
Keep’em coming.

-- Jay in Changsha

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MedicKen

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#6 posted 11-18-2011 12:55 AM

There is not any vibration at all with the machine. I have been using it as found for the past year.

Sharpening the blades is just like any other jointer. I did send them out and had them done a year ago. Its time again

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

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#7 posted 11-19-2011 08:53 AM

Ken, I look forward to that lettering paint work. Thank you for sharing

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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Bertha

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#8 posted 12-15-2011 06:45 PM

What’s the deal Ken? Where you at with this?

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

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#9 posted 05-13-2012 02:29 PM

”Sherwin Williams direct to metal in graphite.” Is this a type of paint that you need to mix / thin yourself to spray , or is it brush-able ? Any further progress with this vintage piece ? Thanks : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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