Doggy pool wasn’t big enough to submurge the main section of the top, so I had to sacrifice some old t-shirts to the cause and use the wet cloth soak method…. didn’t work out quite as well as submerging the extension wings did…. but not too bad.
I think I’m done with the rust removal untill after I reassemble the top… which will be a while.
Next up is to do a thorough cleaning of the cabinet, and see what conditon the arbor bearings are in, and whether or not I can free up the tilt and blade height mechanisms.
I decided to pick up a Leecraft phenolic ZCI…. here it is next to the old insert that was on the saw.
I suspect I’ll be needing to mill a slot for the splitter…. Unless I decide to install a Shark Gaurd.
not exactly setting the world on fire here…. but I’m happy to be making progress of some sort.
-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!