Table Saw Upgrade #2: Strip, Prime, Paint

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Blog entry by MikeGCNY posted 02-14-2011 06:41 AM 2851 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Pickup and Carry Down Part 2 of Table Saw Upgrade series Part 3: On the Fence and Need Some Help »

This weekend I decided to strip the Powermatic 66 and the 2 Beisemeyer fence systems and prime and paint them. I was hoping to keep the stripes on the saw, but the decals were tool badly damaged and I do not have the time to paint new ones on. I also was not able to match the original color, but I came “close”. (I keep telling myself, “It is a saw, not your 65 Mustang,”)

I still need to finish up some of the paint on the edges of the top, mount the fence rails, attach the starter controls, polish the top, and then of course—get everything perfectly square and parallel.

I still have not painted the rectangular tube that the fence slides on. I sanded it down and polished it up that it almost looks like chrome.

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#1 posted 02-14-2011 08:27 AM

Looks good to me. I’ll be around for the finish.

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#2 posted 02-14-2011 12:46 PM

oh pretty

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#3 posted 02-14-2011 12:48 PM

it look better then new

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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#4 posted 02-14-2011 04:55 PM

Looks great! What did you use to paint it? What are your plans with the Unisaw?
btw: i live on LI too..

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#5 posted 02-14-2011 05:10 PM

Chuck: I used metallic gold Rust-oleum that I picked up at my HD. I was going to have the paint color matched at a body shop—but then i reminded myself that this is a saw (and as my dad pointed out to me last night, there are no “Classic Saw Shows”. Although it would be really funny to see a Mecum style event with vintage power tools rolling up on stage.)

I am going to clean up the Unisaw and then sell it. The guy who sold it to me needed in out of his shop and practically gave it to me for less than its worth in scrap metal. I probably wont even need to clean it up to turn a profit on it.

And for LI: Whereabouts? You should join the Long Island Woodworkers Club. We meet once a month in Smithtown.

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#6 posted 02-15-2011 09:09 PM

It came out great..
I live in Farmingdale. I spoke to a few guys in that club when I went to the woodworking show in Old Bethpage. I’ve been tempted to join, maybe one day I will…

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