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Walker Turner restoration #1: WT table saw, cabinet clean up

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Blog entry by MedicKen posted 02-17-2009 11:41 PM 7492 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I recently acquired a Walker Turner TA1180B 10” table saw from my MIL. It was owned by her father who used it to build their home in the 1940’s.

I have completely disassembled the saw and everything has come apart without much difficulty. There is some minor surface rust on the cabinet but should clean up well. I am taking the cabinet in and having it media blasted to remove the rust and paint. I will repaint it with the original color.

Aside from 2 missing access panels the saw is complete. Miter gauge, rip fence and original motor all intact and functioning. The motor will also get a complete overhaul as time allows.

http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq110/medicken/WTBASE.jpg

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



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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 02-18-2009 12:00 AM

I am looking forward to seeing this tablesaw finished.

Question: What type of media do they blast it with? TV? Radio?

I am assuming if they are going to “blast” it they must be using a stereo, right? Does the type of music make a difference?

I am just full of questions, I may have to Google “media blasting.”

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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MedicKen

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#2 posted 02-18-2009 01:59 AM

Todd….......I believe that it is a group of pacific islanders and they have informed me that with the installation of a 12-14” subwoofer and 5000W the paint and rust should just fall off….....lol
In all fairness I believe it is crushed walnut shells.

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

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stanley2

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#3 posted 02-18-2009 05:59 PM

Ken, I recently finished a WT bandsaw of the same vintage. I found the castings to be pretty rough so used an epoxy based primer to hide many of the blemishes. Enjoy the rebuild – well worth the effort espcially when it has family history.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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MedicKen

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#4 posted 02-18-2009 06:36 PM

After getting the saw apart I am amazed that the castings, the trunnions especially, are in really good shape. I attribute that to our very dry climate and the fact they were coated with sawdust. In fact, I am not going to paint the trunnions at all, they cleanup up well with a wire brush and solvent.

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

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mrbreezeet1

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#5 posted 09-30-2013 04:34 PM

why host pictures at photo bucket if you can’t keep them up there.
I know it’s over 3 years old, but people still like to look at the pictures.

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