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Walker Turner restoration #6: Starting to go back together!!

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Blog entry by MedicKen posted 1865 days ago 1413 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been slowly working on getting the saw back together. I have reassembled the arbor with the motor attached and have it back on the saw. I have to tell you that is one HEAVY part when its all back together. I am guessing its somewhere in the neighborhood of 150lbs!!

The arbor assembly attaches to the top and not to the cabinet. I makes putting things back together a little more difficult. It will also make aligning the blade to the miter slot harder as well.


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



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stanley2

305 posts in 2393 days


#1 posted 1864 days ago

Ken you are doing a fine job on the resto – what are your plans for brightening the saw surface? I haven’t yet found a satisfactory answer for that part of machine restorations.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 1864 days ago

this is one beauty machine… nice job on the restore. I’m actually surprised as I never knew those had the arbor mounted to the tabletop.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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MedicKen

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#3 posted 1864 days ago

Stanley…...I dont think I am going to do much more to the top. I will probably go after it a little with some WD40 and a scotchbrite followed by some wax.

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

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1864 days ago

Hey Ken
This will be a great saw when your done. Keep up the good work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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SCOTSMAN

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#5 posted 1864 days ago

Making old saws better sometimes than new is lot’s of fun keep up the good work.Alistair ps looking great so far

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#6 posted 1864 days ago

Very nice work Ken.

I also have an old Walker-Turner that I bought at a school district surplus property auction. She runs like a dream. Perhaps now, after seeing your work, I will take her offline and attempt a restoration as well.

Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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John

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#7 posted 1864 days ago

NICE! Looks like a Beast of a sawfor only 1 HP. That’s a pretty strange throat opening, what are the extra ends for?

John

-- John

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MedicKen

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#8 posted 1864 days ago

Thanks John…...The extra ends as you called them are the actual opening the blade rises through. I am not sure why ot was designed that way. It will also limit the size of a dado blade as well, will have to keep it to 6”.

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

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John

208 posts in 1999 days


#9 posted 1863 days ago

Ken, I don’t know if you already have a Throat Insert or not but I have some leftover Corian if you want to make one from that. I just made one for my new Powermatic and it works great. Let me know. Also, I talked to my BIL and he said he’ll sell the fence for 200.00

John

-- John

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John

208 posts in 1999 days


#10 posted 1863 days ago

Ken, I don’t know if you already have a Throat Insert or not but I have some leftover Corian if you want to make one from that. I just made one for my new Powermatic and it works great. Let me know. Also, I talked to my BIL and he said he’ll sell the fence for 200.00

John

-- John

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mrbreezeet1

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#11 posted 297 days ago

one up top you forgot to delete.

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