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Powermatic 45 Lathe #3: Stand painted, started Putting it all back together.

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Blog entry by stevengaletodd posted 1263 days ago 1857 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The stand is now painted, it did take a little work to get it cleaned up. I used SoyGel on the old finish that was caked on. I put it on and let it sit for 30 minutes and the old finish scraped right off. I was also able to find a could missing pieces that I needed for the tool rest. I’m getting ready to put the lathe back on the stand.

Here is a picture of the tool rest before I put it together.

I also got the head stock assembly put back together. It cost me about $70 for the two new bearing.

-- Steven - "Good enough for who it's for!"



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dbhost

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#1 posted 1263 days ago

It sure is coming along very nicely, but somehow I was picturing a big mustard yellow machine with black stripes…

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#2 posted 1263 days ago

Lookin Good :)

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stevengaletodd

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#3 posted 1263 days ago

Ya, I’m not for sure what year they went to the yellow/gold. One thing that I didn’t mention, the indexing wheel has a little wobble in it. I’m not for sure if this is from welding it to the spacer or if it’s from when we took it off the shaft. I’m hoping that it doesn’t have much impact on the balance when the lathe is running. If so, I will be taking it back apart to fix.

-- Steven - "Good enough for who it's for!"

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#4 posted 1261 days ago

Very nice. It’s almost John Deere green. Any yellow going on it? jk;)
Great job!

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