Temperatures got up to the high 40's/low 50's today so I was able to get a little work done. So far I have completely disassembled the base and legs (except casters), the base arm hinge, carriage assembly, etc. I have the headstock almost completely disassembled. All that remains is the drive sleeve assembly and idler shaft. After bouncing some ideas off of MickyD, I've even decided on a paint scheme. I think it will be unique and personally relevant, but not crazy. But I've got a long way to go before I can start painting. Everything looks to be in good shape so far. This should be a pretty simple rebuild. Take it apart, clean it and lube as necessary, repaint, and reassemble.
And now I ask my first question. Since I'm going to repaint, I have to remove everything from the parts to be painted. And I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the power cable out of the motor pan. The grommet looks like it's two pieces and that there should be a way to disengage whatever catch there is holding it together, but I can't figure it out. I worked on it long enough tonight that I was getting mad and getting ready to just cut the thing out and decided that was time to quit for a while and ask for help!
Oh, and I also wanted to say thanks to MickyD, Bill Mayo, and JPG40504. MickyD's restoration guides have been inspiring and I actually think I might tackle polishing some of the aluminum pieces like he did. JPG's reassembly guide has already saved me a couple of times. By reading his guide on how to put the machine back together has helped me figure out how to take it apart! And Bill Mayo is just a wealth of information. He sent me a headstock disassembly/maintenance/reassembly checklist that he put together. It has certainly helped a lot. And of course there have been many many other people who have shared information here and I thank you all!
-10ER - SN 13927, Born 1949, Acquired October 2008, Restored November, 2008
-10ER - SN 35630, Born 1950, Acquired April 2009, Restored May 2009, A34 Jigsaw
-Mark V - SN 212052, Born 1986, Acquired Sept 2009, Restored March 2010, Bandsaw
-10ER - SN 39722, Born 1950, Acquired March 2011, awaiting restoration