Jet cabinet saw re-hab #12: Top gets sanded

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 03-22-2013 02:42 AM 1385 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: 2 steps forward 1 step back Part 12 of Jet cabinet saw re-hab series Part 13: ways and arbor are ready »

after clean up with evaporust….

Sanding with 150 grit sheet rock sandpaper (couldn’t find 220 emery) and then one of the red metalic Scotch pads, wetted with mineral spirits produced…

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#1 posted 03-22-2013 05:19 AM

Oooo, shiny! :) That’s going to be a beauty when you’re all done.

-- Robb

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#2 posted 03-22-2013 10:20 AM

Good Morning Posiden Junkie, Looking very muck improved! It;s surely gonna be a fine machine when you’re all said and done. I’ve used Norton’s Red Oxide 400 grit fabric abrasive cloth with mineral spirits for rust from a wet board streak. I acquired it at an auto paint store. When in the USAF we called it crocus cloth, but no one knows what that is in Chattanooga. It sure cleaned up some mighty ugly streaks on my saw and jointer tables.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#3 posted 03-22-2013 01:28 PM

She “cleans up” nice!
Don’t forget to use the paste wax, to prevent future rust!!!

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

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#4 posted 03-22-2013 04:15 PM

paste wax

most definitely…

crocus cloth

I’ve heard that term b4…. I’ll have to stop by NAPPA and see what they have….

It looks pretty good and I’m sure it will be functional… but there are a lot of little dings, dents and nicks in it. I’d love to have it surface ground…. but that would defeat the “budget” nature of this project.

I’m probably not doing this blog the right way… as I have an entry for each different sub-project (fence, top, arbor). I’m doing them all simultaneously and am updating each as I make more headway. If you’re following along, go back and check my updates to the previous pages.

I was able to get a borrow a 29/64 bit from a mechanic at work, so I should be able to tap the motor mount hole I stripped out, and maybe then mount the top and apply power. I’m anxious to measure the arbor run-out, as that will be a big indication of what kind of precision I can expect from the saw.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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