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Old 11-11-2009, 03:09 PM
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ok more pics...

I originally was just going to do that cross brace along the bottom of that hole that the previous owner cut in the base, but I kinda got in the welding "zone" and my welds were turning out OK (or, ok for being out of position/vertical), so I ended up seam-welding the basically the entire saw.

(I know some of you welders here that are certified in this and that are gonna snicker at them, but they're good enough for me and Ive personally never had a weld fail on anything structural)

The factory more or less tack welds the pieces together, or only does an inch long bead on seams, so I decided to make it stronger. Dunno how much it will help stiffen the saw but it certainly cant hurt.

I also got a gear motor that Ill mount inside to slow the saw down for metal cutting. 80 bucks on ebay, perfect gear ratio, Leeson motor (made in USA, not a taiwan piece of crap), and the motor is TEFC so I wont have to worry about metal dust crapping up the windings...

I might try to do final prep work and paint it tomorrow...



















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Old 11-11-2009, 03:47 PM
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lookin good....
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:57 PM
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Heres the fancy gearmotor I got that Im going to drive the bandsaw with. Its like a 40:1 reduction I think, which will give me roughly 140-ish surface feet per minute. It will also have some nice torque as well.

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Old 11-13-2009, 07:48 AM
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Sweet project Ben , should be a nice Saw when your done with it .
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is it done yet?
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:44 AM
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We got a big roll of band saw blade in 14 tpi and 18 tpi. I forget how many feet came in a box. We had to use the welder. It worked great.
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is it done yet?
no not yet, havent had much time.



Jobs that pay are taking priority over this.
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finally painted it.

I used a Devoe 2-part epoxy paint custom tinted to match the original Crescent/Delta gray. Came out nicely I think. I kinda wanted it a little glossier so I may go over it with a coat of urethane clear coat, like for car paint. I dont see why that wouldnt work.

I also got one tiny drip in it, and it was OK, but then I touched it and made it 100x worse.

I wonder if I can wet sand this paint so get rid of the drip, and then clear coat over it?? Anyone have any ideas?

Once it dries Ill start putting it back together.








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Old 12-11-2009, 08:42 PM
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Looks good As long as you have a good amount of base you should be able to lightly sand the problem area's and then clear it no problem..
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Looks good As long as you have a good amount of base you should be able to lightly sand the problem area's and then clear it no problem..
wet sand or dry sand? What grit?

the only thing I wasnt sure about is because its a 2-part epoxy paint, I didnt know if that made any difference...
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it's coming along nice! how tall is that? it looks huge in those pictures.
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not sure, its over my head and im 6' 2"
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Ya it looks big, u do alot of custom fab work, what are your plans for it?
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wet sand or dry sand? What grit?

the only thing I wasnt sure about is because its a 2-part epoxy paint, I didnt know if that made any difference...
I am not a body/paint guru by any means, but I have painted a couple cars and the tanks and fenders on a couple Harleys. So take my advice at that.. I would start off with something close to a 220 grit and work your way out to a 400-600 grit, to take all the deep scratches out. As far as wet or dry sanding, I think you could get away with either but wet sanding the final stage's out would probably net better final results. Just make sure you dont go to deep or obviously you will need to re-spray that area. I think a flat clear would be better on an industrial piece like that. Make sure the clear is compatible with the epoxy paint you used..
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ok now...should I go over it with a clear coat to make it a "mirror/glass" finish????

here are some better pictures of the current finish. Im leaning towards leaving it as-is, sort of a more industrial look than if it was reflecting every bit of light in the shop.

But let me know what you guys think.











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