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1950's Craftsman floor model TS... I need input on what colors to paint it.

by jlasersmith
posted 553 days ago


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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 553 days ago

Personally I would go with as close to original paint color as possible. That of course is an opinion and everyone has a different one.

Good luck on the rehab.

Oh, BTW: NO pictures…..
It DIDN’T happen!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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JoeinGa

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#2 posted 553 days ago

Unless you plan on getting rid of it, paint it so that it pleases YOU. You’re the one that’ll hafta live with it. If the original colors dont thrill you.. Might consider 2 shades of gray. (one very light, and one very dark for contrast)

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jlasersmith

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#3 posted 552 days ago

Thanks for the input guys. I will post pics today if i get time. I do plan on keeping this saw for a very long time so I would love to make it my own. I find the original color scheme boring and uninspirational. I want to try adding some color to my shop.

I also have a small 8in 1950’s Cman TS, a large 1950’s Cman bandsaw, and 1950’s Cman lathe that will be getting painted. (maybe not the 8in because it is in phenomenal shape)

Jeremy

-- I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different. -Kurt Vonnegut

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Brandon

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#4 posted 552 days ago

I agree with Joe—- go for a color that you like. I don’t think there’s a huge collector’s market for the saw and if you plan on keeping it for awhile, why not enjoy the color you choose. Personally, I’d like to see someone paint some nice flames on their TS.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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jlasersmith

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#5 posted 523 days ago

-- I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different. -Kurt Vonnegut

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jlasersmith

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#6 posted 523 days ago

I finished painting everything last night. It looks a little orange but it is red. I got most of the saw put back together and then found a few more pieces that I had forgot to paint. Today I plan on finishing up the last few bits of painting and if I have time I am gonna go and get new link belts for it and a temporary switch (I am getting this sometime this week.) so I can begin squaring the the thing up.

-- I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different. -Kurt Vonnegut

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 523 days ago

Your shop , your equipment , your choice : )
I just rebuilt an old 8”jointer that was originally elephant gray and takes up a lot of real estate in my shop.
I was also going to try to keep it original , but opted to please myself and brightened my shop in the process.
The color I chose was from Krylon and is almost identical to all of the JET equipment that I own : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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jlasersmith

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#8 posted 523 days ago

That turned out very nice. I like the idea of having brighter color in the shop. I am tired of machine grey. why shouldn’t the tools and machines be an inspiration.

-- I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different. -Kurt Vonnegut

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 523 days ago

Thank you . My son powder coated the pork chop for me at his job. I’ve run a lot of stock through it and there isn’t even a scratch on the pork chop. : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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jlasersmith

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#10 posted 523 days ago

O how I wish I had access to free/cheap powder coating!

-- I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different. -Kurt Vonnegut

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 523 days ago

LOL , He offered to do the whole machine , but I didn’t want him to get in trouble with his boss.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Don Broussard

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#12 posted 523 days ago

@jlasersmith—Nice paint job on the TS! The black and red look perfect on the Craftsman.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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RiverWood

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#13 posted 523 days ago

I have one of the 50’s models that I painted light gray, not happy with it. gonna redo. Here is a link that will get you in the right are for some ideas http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=12647

oops, just realized you already painted it, good job

-- My favorite projects were firewood bound

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DIYaholic

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#14 posted 523 days ago

jlasersmith,
Yup, the red & black look quite appropriate on the Craftsman TS! Well done.

Dusty,
I think you did well…. not that MY opinion matters!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#15 posted 523 days ago

Nice choice, great job!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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jlasersmith

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#16 posted 522 days ago

Thank you everyone. My next project is gonna be a 1950’s “alien” craftsman planer that I got for $20 at an estate sale. I also have a 1950’s craftsman bandsaw that I may paint to match.

-- I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different. -Kurt Vonnegut

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Dusty56

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#17 posted 522 days ago

LOL, Randy...you know your opinion does matter to me , and I thank you for it : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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doyoulikegumwood

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#18 posted 522 days ago

looks good wanna do mine next lol

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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