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36" S A Woods bandsaw restoration #2: cleaning up

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Blog entry by jeffl posted 1123 days ago 1444 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I didn’t know where to start but I really wanted a more appropriate color than John Deere green. Some of the paint practically fell off and I got out an old gallon of paint stripper, I’m not positive but I think 20 years old since my daughter is turning 20 soon and I think I bought it to strip a crib for her. I took some pics of the can since the front said instructions on the side then I took a pic of the side. I don’t know the original color but I think it had never been cleaned. I stripped it, power wire brushed it and wiped it down with denatured alcohol and painted it black. My wife and I disagree on what color to highlight the letters.

-- Jeff,



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MedicKen

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#1 posted 1123 days ago

GOLD!! For the letters

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

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jeffl

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#2 posted 1123 days ago

I think gold as well but my wife thought red would look good. I don’t think red will show up enough.

-- Jeff,

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DamnYankee

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#3 posted 1123 days ago

Red, but then again I’m a big Red, White and Black fan.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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Bertha

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#4 posted 1123 days ago

Gold! I agree with Ken. This is one awesome project. Watch that stripper; it made a mess of my skin once.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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MedicKen

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#5 posted 1123 days ago

Here is one in black with gold lettering. This was just recently posted on OWWM and is an awesome example.

http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=12728

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

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Bluepine38

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#6 posted 1122 days ago

Darn you Medicken, just when I was getting my urges under control, you bring up this kind of eyecandy. This
forerunner of the Shopsmith would have the OSHA boys running around with their violation pads at top
rpm, and the rest of us telling them to get out of the road. I agree that gold would be a better choice.
Are you planning some type of blade/wheel guard for this beautiful monster Jeff? Thank you for sharing,
and please keep us posted.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Bertha

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#7 posted 1122 days ago

Goodness gracious, Ken. That thing’s too beautiful to believe!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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mafe

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#8 posted 1115 days ago

Looking really good I suggest red base and then gold letters just a little smaller red is beautiful with gold, and a compromise where you are both there are worth a supper with smiles.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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saddletramp

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#9 posted 1115 days ago

Jeffl wrote: “I really wanted a more appropriate color than John Deere green.”

Jeff, from looking at photos VintageMachinery.org (formerly OWWM), it would appear the John Deere green was one of the appropriate colors.

There was a couple of them in this color configuration and a couple that were gray.

BTW, what a great machine!! Good luck with your project.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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