|Forum topic by scb||posted 05-26-2016 01:29 PM||766 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
05-26-2016 01:29 PM
I’m new to restoring older tools and luckily I have a friend who’s into woodworking that can help. I’ve also done quite a bit of research and I’ve done a bit of reading at OWWM.org.
The jointer was a gift from a older friend and neighbor who simply gave it to me when I asked if he had a jointer I could use/borrow. It had a bit of rust which I’ve been cleaning up and I still have some work to do.
I’m going back and forth between leaving it with a sort of patina and doing a full restore on it. At this point I think I’m leaning toward a full restore.
For painting, I’m looking to have it sandblasted and then primed and painted it’s original blueish gray. I may or may not do the painting – I would likely have to use canned spray paint if I did it myself since I don’t have any sort of spray equipment. I’m pretty handy with spraypaint but I don’t know that I’ll be able to match the color as well as I’d like.
I’m always nervous handing anything over to someone else to do work on so my question is this…
Does anyone happen to know of a company in the Portland, Oregon area that they’d recommend for sandblasting and/or painting?
Thanks in advance!