Dunlap Sander Restore #2: After fresh paint

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Blog entry by marcb posted 06-13-2008 07:10 PM 1070 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: My new belt/disc sander Part 2 of Dunlap Sander Restore series Part 3: The completly unique sander »

Been touching up the sander every day since this saturday.

Electolisis removed all the gunk, rust and paint. Followed by hand brushing with brass brushes. Then I applied a hair drier to ensure that it was completely dried, then degreased again (hand gunk) with acetone. Hung and sprayed a couple pieces at a time.

Last touch up shots for thin areas where applied this morning, new fasteners are on order to finish the job. The “originals” are a mix of replacement styles. All the bolt heads are supposed to have full dog points, some where replaced with regular bolts.

I’m thinking I may black oxide them when they come in (plane steel fasteners).

I had to replace the knobs as one broke during disassembly. They where ordered from McMaster Carr. Great service from that company, every time. Simple press fit.

repainted sander

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View Blake's profile


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#1 posted 06-13-2008 07:47 PM

This is really cool. I love restoring old equipment like this. You will have a great old machine when you are done.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#2 posted 06-13-2008 08:03 PM

Wow! That machine looks great! Do you have a before shot?

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#3 posted 06-13-2008 08:05 PM

Ratchet, go back one in the series I put a few pics in there, click through to larger

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#4 posted 06-13-2008 10:59 PM

There’s so much pleasure in resurrecting and then using something like that.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#5 posted 06-14-2008 03:15 AM

Looking good.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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