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What color to paint my ER10? (post #216)

Poll ended at Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:35 pm

Original OEM gray
18
50%
Rustoleum burgundy
13
36%
Other (post you answer)
5
14%
 
Total votes : 36

#57533 by mickyd » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:02 pm

mickyd wrote:Based on part geometry, drilling from the backside would be tricky.......

Plan of action is.....drill through the center of the button and remainder of part with a small pilot hole being real cautious when I get to the mounting hole countersunk surface. I'll put a center punch dimple on the countersunk surface for the drill to locate on and continue through the part. Then come in through the backside with a slightly larger bit stopping when I get to the beginning of the button hole . Then insert an appropriate sized dowel pin to butt up against the back of the button and then smash the beejeezes out of in with a 12 lb sledgehammer (or a small ball peen hammer, which ever is closer). If all successful, JB Weld to hide the evidence, slap on a coat of primer, hammered paint, badda-bing, badda bang, Houston, we have a functional miter gage indicator!!

Sound like a plan??

Stroke of luck / twist of fate, whatever you want to call it. I'll call it a miracle that occurred while putting the center punch dimple on the indicator button. I use a spring loaded punch and in order to get a pronounced dimple, I usually click it 4 or 5 times. I did that and noticed that the button moved slightly inward. The post a few back showed where it was to start. I had previously rapped this thing MANY times both during and after the Kroil bath using a hard plastic mallet and couldn't get it to budge. Happened to me with a pickle jar one time…]
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Here's the setup I used to get the hole drilled into the button. The walnut pieces were a generous donation by our own mrcabinetmaker...thanks again Mark .
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From there, the gears started rolling away from the original plan of drilling completely through the part and coming back in with the dowel to tunk the button out. Instead, with judaspre1982’s post still in my mind about tapping into the button and using a screw to pull it out, I instead opted for Ed in Tampa’s favorite tool……a #1 screw extractor.
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Using a T-handle, I applied a torque that was less than the unpublished, undocumented, unknown maximum manufacturers recommended torque. I know it was less because the extractor didn’t snap. :p The button started to turn. It was real tight but it was turning. I was concerned about the extractor. I then pulled on and turned the extractor at the same time pair of vise grip and the button with the spring came out.
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Next step was to get the thing looking like an indicator again. That will be another post.

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Mike
Sunny San Diego
Mark 5 "Greenie" SN 309828, Born Oct '55, Acquired Feb '09, Born Again May '09
Mark 5 Jigsaw SN 65001, Born Aug '55
Mark 5 "Greenie" SN 287942, Born Dec '54, Acquired Oct '09. Came with Magna Eng. Jointer SN 17792, Born Jun '54, awaiting restoration
ER10 - SN 72883, Born ~Sep '52, Acquired Apr '09, Restoration started Jun '09, Born Again Jan '10
ER jigsaw, awaiting restoration
Pro Planer SN??, Born ?, Acquired Mar '10

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#57535 by mickyd » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:35 pm

Here's the miter gage indicator restoration progress going from what I thought would be throw away to pretty respectable.
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I first used a belt sander (upside down on my lap) with an 80 grit belt to reshape the piece the best I could. The belt cut very fast so I used caution.
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Then went through progressive grit sanding using a finishing sander (again on my lap upside down) using 150, 220, 400, and finally 600 grit. From there, over to the 8" polisher with first spiral sewn wheel / black compound, then loose cotton / brown compound, and finally loose flannel / white compound. The Caswell Plating website is a great resource for all you need to know about polishing if your interested.
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Here it is in all it's glory. Not too shabby considering what it looked like to begin with.
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Mike

Sunny San Diego

Mark 5 "Greenie" SN 309828, Born Oct '55, Acquired Feb '09, Born Again May '09

Mark 5 Jigsaw SN 65001, Born Aug '55

Mark 5 "Greenie" SN 287942, Born Dec '54, Acquired Oct '09. Came with Magna Eng. Jointer SN 17792, Born Jun '54, awaiting restoration

ER10 - SN 72883, Born ~Sep '52, Acquired Apr '09, Restoration started Jun '09, Born Again Jan '10

ER jigsaw, awaiting restoration

Pro Planer SN??, Born ?, Acquired Mar '10

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#57536 by nuhobby » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:44 pm

Impressive! Congratulations!

If it didn't work out, it would have been a good homage piece for the old Star Trek "Doomsday Machine":
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#57539 by JPG » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:03 pm

mickyd wrote:Here's the miter gage indicator restoration progress getting it from what I thought would be throw away to pretty respectable.
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I first used a belt sander (upside down on my lap) with an 80 grit belt to reshape the piece the best I could. The belt cut very fast so I used caution.
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Then went through progress grit sanding using a finishing sander (again on my lap upside down) using 150, 220, 400, and finally 600 grit. From there, over to the 8" polisher with first spiral sewn wheel / black compound, then loose cotton / brown compound, and finally loose flannel / white compound. The Caswell Plating website is a great resource for all you need to know about polishing if your interested.
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Here it is in all it's glory. Not too shabby considering what it looked like to begin with.
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But But But . . . It is NOT 'Original':D

Good save!;)

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Goldie(Bought New SN 377425)/4" jointer/6" beltsander/12" planer/stripsander/bandsaw/powerstation /Scroll saw/Jig saw /Craftsman 10" ras/Craftsman 6" thicknessplaner/ Dayton10"tablesaw(restoredfromneighborstrashpile)/ Mark VII restoration in 'progress'/ 10E(SN E3779) restoration in progress, a 510 on the back burner and a growing pile of items to be eventually returned to useful life. - aka Red Grange

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#57541 by mickyd » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:10 pm

[quote="JPG40504"]But But But . . . It is NOT 'Original':D

Good save!]
Slap some paint on it and driving by 60 mph you'd never know the difference. (ER's my custom beast, especially since it's painted pink and purple :p ...Greenie, now she's original)

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Mike

Sunny San Diego

Mark 5 "Greenie" SN 309828, Born Oct '55, Acquired Feb '09, Born Again May '09

Mark 5 Jigsaw SN 65001, Born Aug '55

Mark 5 "Greenie" SN 287942, Born Dec '54, Acquired Oct '09. Came with Magna Eng. Jointer SN 17792, Born Jun '54, awaiting restoration

ER10 - SN 72883, Born ~Sep '52, Acquired Apr '09, Restoration started Jun '09, Born Again Jan '10

ER jigsaw, awaiting restoration

Pro Planer SN??, Born ?, Acquired Mar '10

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#57550 by judaspre1982 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:31 pm

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DT aka Agent Orange is a POS
Liar Liar his wonky comb over is on fire
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#57566 by bluekayak » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:20 pm

Congratulations Mike. This was a day brightener, and I'm glad you were able to save it.

Jerry Floren
St. Peter, MN

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#57579 by etc92guy » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:34 pm

Congrats - The condition of the M5 is envious. And your USING it. The lack of sawdust is immaterial.............;)

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Hartland, WI
-Mark 5 "Greenie" S/N 342238, Manuf. mmm/mmm 1957, Acq. Oct. 2008, Joiner S/N M067266
-10 E/ER(?) S/N Unknown, Joiner 4E S/N 40051

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#57748 by mickyd » Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:00 pm

Geez, while buttoning up the loose ends on the ER restoration today, listening to Pandora internet radio on my itouch, guess who came to mind??? :D
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Sunny San Diego

Mark 5 "Greenie" SN 309828, Born Oct '55, Acquired Feb '09, Born Again May '09

Mark 5 Jigsaw SN 65001, Born Aug '55

Mark 5 "Greenie" SN 287942, Born Dec '54, Acquired Oct '09. Came with Magna Eng. Jointer SN 17792, Born Jun '54, awaiting restoration

ER10 - SN 72883, Born ~Sep '52, Acquired Apr '09, Restoration started Jun '09, Born Again Jan '10

ER jigsaw, awaiting restoration

Pro Planer SN??, Born ?, Acquired Mar '10

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#57757 by judaspre1982 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:19 pm

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