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Thread: Another day on the Davis-Wells Bandsaw project

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    Another day on the Davis-Wells Bandsaw project

    Today i was hoping for a day totally free from any disturbances but it never goes that way..........but i did get in 1/2 day and worked on disassembliing the bed on the bandsaw and the tilt arms (or whatever you call them..lol). Originally the bed was totally frozen and would not move at all. I unbolted the bed and moved it to the work bench and degreesed and sanded it down. Next i took apart the tilt arms and unbloted it from the body of the bandsaw. they were so rusted and filled with old dried greese etc that i would have had to used a scrapper or some sorts to loosen the crap up.
    What i decided to do instead was i put Acetone in a 2gal bucket and soaked the parts for several hours in it. Took them out and the stuff easily came off, then soap and water cleaning, then sanding, then for the heck of it put them to soak in DNA for 1 hr.
    Ok the painted early that day and reassembled it and greesed up the tracks on the tilt assembly.
    What a pain in the butt this was but the fantastic thing is this bed as heavy at it is (and it really is heavy) glides up and down so smoothly i was impressed myself......LOL........pictures attached and the lower side by the motor is not fiinished and painted.................

    Now next step is to clean up the table top while i wait on the parts that are being machined and repaired......

    P.S.---To all of you that have helped me with this project and continue to give me advice.....Thank You so much this really has been fun

    Dan
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Finished motor area (450 x 600).jpg   Full tilt table (450 x 600).jpg   underneath finished (600 x 450).jpg  
    Last edited by Dan Mosley; 11-02-2008 at 04:41 AM. Reason: adding picture

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    Looks like your saw is getting closer to being ready to use.

    I think I would have tried Johnsons paste wax on the tilt tracks because it won't gather dust like grease will. I even use JPW on the elevation & tilt system on my Unisaw.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
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    Looking good Dan. Also it looks like you were able to get a great paint color match.



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    Next time try this stuff instead of grease.



    Slick as a minnow and it doesn't grab all the saw dust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    Next time try this stuff instead of grease.



    Slick as a minnow and it doesn't grab all the saw dust.
    Jeff is this product a type of paraffin wax?
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart Leetch View Post
    Jeff is this product a type of paraffin wax?
    Bart, it is.

    Randy

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    Gee Randy I was going to do that, but because I am a new guy I thought arrows would be shot at me.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Townend View Post
    Gee Randy I was going to do that, but because I am a new guy I thought arrows would be shot at me.
    I just thought he might need a little larger print.

    Randy

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    Or a palm to the front of the forehead....



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    Well so I'm blind in one eye & can't see out of the other. Thanks for the larger print. With the lighter colored small print I just didn't see it.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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