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1966 Unisaw Refub #2: Command decision: It's gonna get repainted

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Blog entry by jbswearingen posted 07-11-2012 02:58 AM 932 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: What a find! Part 2 of 1966 Unisaw Refub series Part 3: Initial condition pics and disassembly has begun! »

I spent a good bit of the day researching this refurb and watched a YouTube series that showed the job to be relatively simple…as long as the parts inside aren’t damaged. If I’m lucky, I’ll be able to open it up tomorrow to look; I wasn’t able to today. Though I did clear out the shed out back to move some stuff into it from the garage, so I now have plenty of room to work on it.

Don’t mind the awkward narration in the first episode; it gets better in the following episodes as he starts working on the saw:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pshGOUg0hG0

Instead of leaving the rusty patina of a long life on the saw, I’ll sand it with my ROS and give it a new face. I don’t know what color I’ll do yet, though…I’m leaning away from the original Delta gray.

Who knows…maybe a candy red or something loud like that…

-- Semper fi, Brad



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#1 posted 07-11-2012 03:50 AM

I’ll back you with a unique color. There are SOOO many unisaw’s around, and a lot of restorations that put them back in delta gray. Get out there and do something unique. Just do it well.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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