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Another "new" greenie joins the pack

#39722 by mikelst » Thu May 28, 2009 5:05 pm

I managed to pick up a 1958 greenie on the local craigs list for $100.00
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It came with a jointer and a jig saw. I am not going to dignify what I do as a restoration or refurbishment(I've seen the work some of you do while lurking around here.). Lets just say I am going to clean them up and make sure they are working good before I gift them out.

I know this is a poor picture but the jigsaw doesn't have mounting tubes on it. Can I use the tubes for a belt sander or band saw for this? (no manual either)

Mike

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Mike......... Rowlett, Texas, near Dallas
86 MK V 500/520. 59 MK 5 Greenie Shorty. SS Jointer, SS Planer,
SS Bandsaw, SS Lathe duplicator, SS Belt Sander,SS Molder & Shaper,
SS Tenon master jig, SS Mortising kit, SS 2 1/4' Drum Sanders, Ringmaster, DC3300....

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#39735 by mickyd » Thu May 28, 2009 6:11 pm

mikelst wrote:I managed to pick up a 1958 greenie on the local craigs list for $100.00
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Mike


Hi Mike - Congrats on your Greenie purchase AND becoming part of the forum. Make sure to register in the Greenie poll

http://www.shopsmith.net/forums/showthread.htm?t=3518http://www.shopsmith.net/forums/poll.htm?do=showresults&pollid=24

We've got 21 of them identified already.

Good luck and hope you have lots of good years of use. Any questions, ask.

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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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#39738 by fjimp » Thu May 28, 2009 6:20 pm

Mike,

Good deal. I suspect you will get caught up in cleaning it up much like the rest of us. Good luck. fjimp

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F. Jim Parks
Lakewood, Colorado:)

When the love of power is replaced by the power of love the world will have a chance for survival.

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#39745 by SDSSmith » Thu May 28, 2009 6:59 pm

mikelst wrote:I managed to pick up a 1958 greenie on the local craigs list for $100.00
It came with a jointer and a jig saw. I am not going to dignify what I do as a restoration or refurbishment(I've seen the work some of you do while lurking around here.). Lets just say I am going to clean them up and make sure they are working good before I gift them out.

I know this is a poor picture but the jigsaw doesn't have mounting tubes on it. Can I use the tubes for a belt sander or band saw for this? (no manual either)

Mike

[font="Times New Roman"][SIZE="4"]I use the legs intended for a strip sander in my jigsaw.[/SIZE][/font]

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Rob in San Diego
Email: SDSSmith51 AT gmail.com

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Progress report on another new greenie

#40725 by mikelst » Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:36 pm

Over the memorial day weekend SHMBO:p AND I took this in to the shop at work (with permission). We sandblasted all the painted surfaces, Wire brushed the tables and bright work, replaced the cracked and brittle electrical cord with a new grounded cord and grommet. I gutted the head stock and sand blasted the interior surface too.

I also set the tubes up on one of the lathes and used scotch bright abrasive pads on them to clean them up. I then finished them with some 600 grit emery cloth strips.

After this we primed all the painted surfaces and sprayed them with the green and silver hammered finish rustolium. I had just learned of the Hammered Verde Green and have not been able to find any locally.

I inspected the speed changer, quill lock and feed assembly, floating sheaves and drive sleeve. This all looked good but the bearings on the drive sleeve were loose.:(

We let the paint dry for a couple of days and I ordered some parts from ShopSmith (belts, screws, washers, springs ...). When the parts came in I put the headstock back together and ran it up and down in speed and it seems very strong. This should have a 3/4 hp motor but the label is missing so I couldn't verify that. However the bearings feel good and it is quiet with no discernable end play (by hand).

I may replace the quill bearing even though it feels good.:rolleyes: I acquired a drive sleeve with good bearings and started putting the headstock back together. The motor and floating sheaves both have a lube hole in them and after cleaning and test fitting them I lubed them with oil from my help kit. Put in the motor and gilmer system with new belts and test ran the headstock. It is very smooth.

I started putting together the base assembly and I am having problems with it going together properly The bench tubes don’t seem to be setting in the base and headrest properly. I have had it apart and back together numerous times and still I am not happy with the fit I am getting.:mad:

That brings you up to date. I am still looking for an aluminum sanding disk, toolrest head and Carriage Stop Ring. Some ordered from ShopSmith others I’m trying to scrounge.
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I managed to get a copy of a 57 manual and brochure to include with the system. Not in the pictures but here also are lathe chisels, drive and cup arbors and a couple of face plates.

Also not pictured is a jointer that was rusted up pretty good(???). that we have cleaned up too.

That brings you up to date so far.

In the forground you can see the QA department checking my work.

Mike

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Mike......... Rowlett, Texas, near Dallas
86 MK V 500/520. 59 MK 5 Greenie Shorty. SS Jointer, SS Planer,
SS Bandsaw, SS Lathe duplicator, SS Belt Sander,SS Molder & Shaper,
SS Tenon master jig, SS Mortising kit, SS 2 1/4' Drum Sanders, Ringmaster, DC3300....

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#40763 by johnmccrossen » Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:01 pm

Mikelst, Great looking restoration. Another classic SS back in business. Thanks for sharing, John McCrossen

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John McCrossen
Everett, Wa.
1954 Mk 5 SN 269454, 1955 Mk 5 SN 316013, 1960 Mk 5 SN 360792, 1962 Mk 5 SN 380102, Magna band saw, (2) jointers, (1) belt sander, (1) air compressor, (1) jig saw, (1) strip sander, (1) 20" scroll saw, DC 3300 dust collector, Sawsmith RAS, Craftsman table saw, 13" DeWalt planer, Triton 3 1/4 HP plunge router & table

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#40775 by mickyd » Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:52 pm

Beautiful job Mike. What a differance from your before picture. Nice to see the TLC you put into her.

If you would like a "Caution Label" that was original to the Greenie's, PM your mailing address to me and I'll mail one out to you.

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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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#40781 by fjimp » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:02 pm

Wow what a beauty. Complete with the right wax and two shop dogs. What more could a fellow ask for. fjimp:D

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F. Jim Parks

Lakewood, Colorado:)



When the love of power is replaced by the power of love the world will have a chance for survival.

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Jointer update.

#40790 by mikelst » Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:32 pm

I said we had cleaned up the jointer. Here are some of those pictures.
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Mike......... Rowlett, Texas, near Dallas
86 MK V 500/520. 59 MK 5 Greenie Shorty. SS Jointer, SS Planer,
SS Bandsaw, SS Lathe duplicator, SS Belt Sander,SS Molder & Shaper,
SS Tenon master jig, SS Mortising kit, SS 2 1/4' Drum Sanders, Ringmaster, DC3300....

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#40836 by osx-addict » Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:45 pm

Very nice looking unit now! I'm sure this greenie will be happy for some time to come!

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Rick
S/W of Los Angeles, CA
1983 Mark V model 510 (SN#140061)

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