I'm finally now getting interested in getting it back up and running. I know I'll have a ton of questions for you guys, but browsing over the weekend I also see that there is a ton of good info on restoration in the forum. I'm looking forward to lots of learning on this forum.
There is some rust, but it isn't too terrible. After some work, I was able to get the headstock sliding on the tubes, and ended up taking all the various parts off the tubes and plan to work on removing the rust.
But, my first question has to do with the motor and the headstock. The motor is full of sawdust and spider webs. I'm assuming I should open it up and clean it up before even attempting to switch it on. Is this a good idea? I couldn't get the pulley off the motor shaft, so I'll need to work on that. The shaft on the headstock turns, but not as easily as I'd expected. Also, it took some WD40 to get the quill moving, but it is still very tight. So I'm planning on disassembling it all and cleaning and lubing everything. But I didn't find a good example of how to do that on the forum for a 10ER. I'll keep searching but thought someone might be able to point me to good info.
And just for fun, here is a picture of the Shopsmith with some of it's accessories attached.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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