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DICKEYBIRD
11-28-2015, 01:56 PM
I know this doesn’t seem like much but it is another thing I was able to do in the shop that hopefully is helping my recovery. Took a small step backward though when the #11 Exacto slipped & I stabbed m’self in the thumb muscle! Totally my fault and nothing to do with the stroke. Just one more example of the sort of thing I’ve done all of my adult life from time to time. You know, the little voice says “You’re gonna stick yourself” a nanosecond before you actually do it but you’re powerless to stop. After the blood spurts I hear this Notts accented voice say: “Clumsy bastard.”

Anyway, the job was to fix my older sister’s Christmas decoration thingie she’s had for years. It comes out every year & sits on the piano with candles under the round gizmo on top & the carousel turns round & round. Apparently a candle fell over a couple years ago and burned it badly. She tried to paint over the burnt area but it didn’t look right so I volunteered to do a patch job. I rummaged around & found a chunk of pine that sorta matched the grain & color of the original & cut a piece to go in place of the burnt section that was removed. I cut out the patch on the ol’ 1957 Craftsman table saw I inherited from Dad. A couple coats of Deft clear finish which is sort of yellowish & the color is real close….even better than the picture.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g227/DBAviation/Christmas%20Thingie%20Fix_zpsuel2xvg7.jpg (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/DBAviation/media/Christmas%20Thingie%20Fix_zpsuel2xvg7.jpg.html)

Now I gotta dream up something else to keep me motivated this weekend!:cool:

IdahoJim
11-28-2015, 02:26 PM
Looks good to me! Nice carousel. I'd bet that old Craftsman saw is half-again better than most you can buy today. I like those old Carftsman tools....got a shop full of them. Glad your recovery is progressing well, and you're busy.
Jim

A.K. Boomer
11-28-2015, 03:37 PM
Have to admit damn good color match nice job DB


she's lucky to still have a roof over her head !

Hopefuldave
11-28-2015, 05:11 PM
Looks good to me! Nice carousel. I'd bet that old Craftsman saw is half-again better than most you can buy today. I like those old Carftsman tools....got a shop full of them. Glad your recovery is progressing well, and you're busy.
Jim

Yup, a good job done there! And yes on the saw, not covered in Faerie Protection[1], so you can actually use it - has anyone else noticed how they've made everything safer by making it impossible to use? Once drills had a button to lock the trigger ON, not to hold down so you could turn it on...

Dave H. (the other one)

[1] a.k.a. Elfin Safety

DICKEYBIRD
11-28-2015, 07:18 PM
Thanks guys.:D Yep, the engineers at the manufacturer (King-Seeley) that came up with the saw blade raise/lower mechanism were experts in clever thinking. Two large pointed adjustable "setscrews" with a die-cast aluminum bearing trunnion. I took these pics a few years ago when I took it apart to clean up & "tighten" things. No telling how many bazillion times the blade had been put up & down through the years and that pivot was still tight.

I lubed it with moly grease & was able to adjust it just a teeny bit because the mating surfaces were only slightly polished after 50 years of hard use.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g227/DBAviation/DadsSaw.jpg (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/DBAviation/media/DadsSaw.jpg.html)

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g227/DBAviation/DadsSawPivotParts.jpg (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/DBAviation/media/DadsSawPivotParts.jpg.html)

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g227/DBAviation/DadsSawNameplate.jpg (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/DBAviation/media/DadsSawNameplate.jpg.html)