Walker Turner restoration #4: Finally some color

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Blog entry by MedicKen posted 05-03-2009 08:13 PM 2358 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Painting time Part 4 of Walker Turner restoration series Part 5: Arbor bearing troubles........solution found!! »

I have finally found the time,money and paint for the saw restoration. After 2 coats of primer and wet sanding to 800 grit I put some color on the saw. It is a very close match to what I believe was the original Walker Turner color. I used Sherwin Williams Industrial Enamel thinned to about 10% and sprayed. I do have a few minor blemishes that I will take care of, but the majority of the painting is done. I painted the base, trunnion assembly, motor bracket, the underside of the cast iron top and the extension wings. I will also be painting the top of the wings as they are pitted pretty bad after being attacked by the metal cancer.

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#1 posted 05-03-2009 08:15 PM

Ooo It’s going to be better than new

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#2 posted 05-03-2009 08:19 PM

looking good!

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#3 posted 05-03-2009 08:34 PM

This is going to be a quality tool by the time you are finished with the restoration that will have many more years of life left in it.

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#4 posted 05-03-2009 08:43 PM

I do love to see things like this getting restored…and used again…. Looks great…. Can’t wait to see the finished product…


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#5 posted 05-04-2009 01:09 AM

Can’t wait to see more. Also I must say I love the tag line at the bottom of your post.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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