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    More notes: Good to have a torque wrench for...

    More notes:

    Good to have a torque wrench for the screws on the cutterhead, it was a little more than hand-tight with a screwdriver.

    I used Teflon grease everywhere (learned about it from...
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    Its been to cool/rainy to finish the painting,...

    Its been to cool/rainy to finish the painting, will get the rest turned blue in the spring.

    Wasn't too bad get the rollers and everything level and aligned with a feeler gauge. Need to align the...
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    Got the gearbox filled with a flexible funnel. ...

    Got the gearbox filled with a flexible funnel. 80W Gear Oil.

    I can confirm that its possible to install the anti-kickback pawls backwards and everything fits and it runs with no issue - but you'd...
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    With work and holiday schedule it sat untouched...

    With work and holiday schedule it sat untouched until this weekend, getting close. New bearings everywhere since I had it apart. New seals for the gearbox. Just need to figure out a way to get a...
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    If I see plans I want that are behind the...

    If I see plans I want that are behind the subscription I just go on Amazon and order the back issue, there's always something there for $5 or so.
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    Getting it back together: 420557 420558 ...

    Getting it back together:

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    PRIMED AND PAINTED - so close to getting this...

    PRIMED AND PAINTED - so close to getting this thing back together. Sherwin Williams direct to metal oil enamel. Only 450 VOC. Painted outside so I didn't make the shop smell.

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    I went ahead and took the angle grinder to it, I...

    I went ahead and took the angle grinder to it, I think it will still work fine after I grind down all the sharp edges I made.

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    I've tried cutting through it with a dremel but...

    I've tried cutting through it with a dremel but it seems rusted in place. Since a new roller is $20 I'm probably going to take an angle grinder to it and see in the end if it will still work. It...
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    You can see I've marred it up trying to get it...

    You can see I've marred it up trying to get it out, that will clean up fine. There's no lip on the bottom to pound against.

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    I'm super pumped I got the rollers off of the...

    I'm super pumped I got the rollers off of the table. Took a lot of googling to figure out how to get those eccentric adjusters out, the end method was a lot of banging around. Unfortunately in the...
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    Questions - for cleaning before paint is soap...

    Questions

    - for cleaning before paint is soap and water sufficient or do I need some kind of toxic degreaser?

    - for drying quickly and well, should I use compressed air, blowdryer, something...
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    Thanks - I'm thinking with it being apart and...

    Thanks - I'm thinking with it being apart and actually manageable to move around easily by myself I should be able to get it done properly.

    Do you know off-hand if its possible to paint over the...
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    Pics. Now I'm figuring out what paint to use. ...

    Pics. Now I'm figuring out what paint to use. I'm thinking something I can roll on rather than spray. There are so many holes everywhere. Hoping I can clean up where necessary and then paint on...
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    Well I finally got it apart with 2 jacks, this is...

    Well I finally got it apart with 2 jacks, this is going to make it much easier to do the final derusting and paint. With some grease on the posts should go back together reasonably easy.

    Got most...
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    Those used old iron machines are ridiculously...

    Those used old iron machines are ridiculously heavy. I'm not sure how I could get something like that moved. Also are the $200 VFD's good enough for these machines?
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    So what are the best options for 12" jointer if...

    So what are the best options for 12" jointer if one was to buy new? It's a significant step up in price from an 8".
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    Block plane or low angle jack followed by sanding.

    Block plane or low angle jack followed by sanding.
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    Yes if its left in contact with the ground you'll...

    Yes if its left in contact with the ground you'll get them. Wood borers. At least in central texas where we have a ton of mesquite. Its not a given that you would have them if the tree is felled...
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    Update: Got some wire wheel brushes and they...

    Update: Got some wire wheel brushes and they worked wonders on the posts. The table moves much more smoothly. Unfortunately I tried my method of putting the bottle jack in there to push it apart...
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    Ordered the replacement parts I need plus found a...

    Ordered the replacement parts I need plus found a cheaper jack. I figure worst case I end up with one post stuck to the bottom and one to the top. I can work with that from a weight perspective. I...
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    They were completely rusted, the inside kind of...

    They were completely rusted, the inside kind of just disintegrated with the Allen key.

    I have a tap and die set, and in reality I think theses socket set screws are redundant - there are 8 total...
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    I'm stuck here. Could use some advice on how to...

    I'm stuck here. Could use some advice on how to drill these out. I tried every trick I could find of pounding bigger bits in, etc. I finally started to just drill them but at this rate I'll go...
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    More progress - everything is out now, including...

    More progress - everything is out now, including the kickback pawls still shown. De-rusting is going great, its all surface rust.

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    Wondering if anyone has suggestions on how long I...

    Wondering if anyone has suggestions on how long I should soak the cutter head in evaporust? Doing things overnight would speed up the process but I'm not sure if that is overkill or what the side...
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