After I recovered from Famous Dave’s BBQ I continued with the assembly, here’s my progress from the evening shift.
Before shot of underside carriage track, wow what was growing out of that top right hand bolt a mold colony?
After shot, much improved. I’m hoping the grey gloss enamel will be easier to keep clean vs the factory yellow primer.
Its starting to look like a radial arm saw again
Close up of the new precision ground hardened rods the carriage will ride on. I decided to paint the rod clips black. Originally they were bare metal and rusty. I figured I’d have to keep them oiled to prevent rust but then every spec of sawdust is going to stick to them so we’ll see how paint works.
Here’s a side shot.
And a close up. The cast iron ways came out pretty good considering how rusty they were. Another shout out for Evapo-Rust! I removed the aluminum rule which notes the angle (45, 60, 90 etc.) it was pretty beat up and I wanted to remove the rust from underneath it. Not sure if I’m going to put it back on, all the angles have a stops machined for them so its not really needed. I’m mostly going to cross cut 90 degrees anyway.
That’s all for now.