So here are the wings all cleaned up. I worked with 100, 220, 500, 1000, and then 1200 grit sand paper. I wet sanded the gray painted area and it cleaned up well so I don’t think I will be painting them. I think that they will shine with some wax. There was one small area that I hand to sand down to the metal because there was some sticky gunk stuck to it.
The insert had some deep scratches in it so I sanded it down and painted it.
The blade guard cleaned up real nice.
I started on the cast iron top with some 100 and 220 grit sand paper and I think that it will clean up nicely. It’s looking good so far. There is only one small spot with pitting the size of a quarter but I think I can sand it down.
I picked up some Johnson wax which I will use on the cast iron top and wings. Underneath I plan on spraying with some Blaster white lithium grease. Since the belt sat in one spot for so long I will replace it. I’m going to pick up a Accu-Link belt with a Harbor Freight coupon for 19.99. The same belt is on Amazon for 47.18. You can’t beat that. The rails and fence will get wet sanded and I will post the progress. The goal is to one day replace the fence so I will be keeping an eye on craigslist but right now with a 22 month old and a wife that is 5 months pregnant I need to stretch the dollar. If I can make the fence work I will use it. I’m anxious to start building and there are a couple more main tools I would like in the shop so I can get going. I was lucky enough that the house came with a usable work bench and assembly table. The work bench might need some help but I’d say I’m off to a good start. I have the bones of a work shop and a nice size room in the basement to set it up in.