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Badly rusted from sitting in junkyard. Put it in electrolysis bath for a few days, then wire wheeled it. Primer, paint, cedar top with satin poly.
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#1 posted 08-03-2014 02:25 AM
Would you do me a favour and explain to me what electrolysis bath is? I have the same rusted frame and would like to clean out the rust.
-- Byung Soo Kim, Seoul, S.Korea
#2 posted 08-03-2014 02:39 AM
Take a look at this link, it’s a very handy technique for those projects with terrible rust.
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#3 posted 08-03-2014 03:07 AM
Just needs a Goodell Pratt lathe or a bench grinder on top! Nice recycling.
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#4 posted 08-03-2014 09:14 AM
Sweet looking table and simple to boot.
-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!
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#5 posted 08-03-2014 01:17 PM
Nice table… but I gotta ask. HOW BIG is your soaker tub? Even with taking the frame apart, you had some pretty large frame sides to soak.
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#6 posted 08-03-2014 01:37 PM
Nice table, Just last week my mother asked me to make her a top for her old treadle frame. Thanks for the inspiration.
-- John, Suffolk Virgina
#7 posted 08-03-2014 01:49 PM
Joe, my tub is as big as I need it to be. I use landscape timbers and tarps (even the cheap ones from Lowes hold water) to construct the appropriate size bath. I didn’t have to take it apart, and couldn’t have because of how badly the thing was rusted around the bolts.
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#8 posted 08-04-2014 12:52 AM
Nice conversion! I might look for another, but restoring the first one darned near wore me out.
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#9 posted 08-06-2014 01:51 AM
great sewing to table conversion!
i used the same identical. sewing machine base to build a secretary on top of it. (it’s listed on my projects list)
i wire brushed down the base, phosphoric acid (product called rust mort) wiped down, primed and gloss black enamel painted and clear coated. been about 5 years now with no rust.
thanks for sharing
#10 posted 08-21-2014 02:58 AM
That’s awesome Smitty. Hadn’t heard of rust mort before Aurora. Have to check it out.
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