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Forum topic by Mark posted 07-30-2013 11:12 PM 670 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-30-2013 11:12 PM

Not much of a rebuild compared to some of the stuff I’ve seen here. Couple of hrs with the wire wheel, a bit of polishing with the steel wool and some paint. It did have a bit of a camber, but after talking with JayT and Don I squared it up. Damned fine idea. What a difference between the #5 and the 6. I can’t imagine a #7, but I keep hoping. I can see why you guys do this.

I’m thinkin’ I’d like to make a new knob and tote. These ones I sanded right down to bare wood and rubbed with plain mineral oil. They’re kinda dark. Cherry might look ok.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 07-30-2013 11:48 PM

Looks great. Right on par with the great rehabs we have seen on LJs.

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#2 posted 07-31-2013 12:17 AM

She’s a beaut!

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#3 posted 07-31-2013 12:23 AM

I love that last shot!!

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#4 posted 07-31-2013 12:28 AM

Wonderful. Get on that Jointer restore.

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#5 posted 07-31-2013 12:37 AM

Nice job on that.

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#6 posted 07-31-2013 01:48 AM

looks good. I would keep these knob/tote but give them several coats of BLO to liven them up a tad.

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#7 posted 07-31-2013 01:48 AM

Mark, I’d say that you did a darn fine job on it.

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