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#171456 by JPG » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:59 pm

2rr2nv wrote:all I can say is "WOW"!!! I showed my wife some of the pics and even she said "I'm thinking we need to restore the SS!" dang I love her.

weird question...

since mine seems to be a "nothing special" model - 1981?... I was thinking I would restore it but change up the colors... I agree the new colors are drab and dull. Was thinking of painting it with more flash.... Like my bike (blaze green) or my truck (maximum Steel). sacrilegious?


I say, to each their own.;) Copper and gold is 'nice'.:D

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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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#171461 by heathicus » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:21 pm

Not sacrilegious at all. I love seeing personalized restoration jobs.

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Heath
Central Louisiana
-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

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#171463 by JPG » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:06 am

heathicus wrote:Not sacrilegious at all. I love seeing personalized restoration jobs.


Sez the man with a black and gold with fleur di lis!:D

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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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#176059 by rjent » Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:55 am

As requested by G "Squared" (Galloping Ghost AKA JPG AKA Jaypeg :) ) here is my recent restore. Link found HERE

And pictures!

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All I can say is a big thanks to JPG, Heathicus, MickyD, and all of the others that led me in the right direction. This isn't hard, just a lot of elbow grease and time..... :)


A lot of great looking restores in this thread! :eek:
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Dick

1965 Mark VII S/N 407684
1951 10 ER S/N ER 44570 -- Reborn 9/16/14
1950 10 ER S/N ER 33479 Reborn July 2016
1950 10 ER S/N ER 39671
1951 jigsaw
1951 !0 ER #3 in rebuild
500, Jointer, Bsaw, Bsander, Planer
2014 Mark 7 W/Lift assist - 14 4" Jointer - DC3300
And a plethora of small stuff .....


"The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that you can never know if they are genuine." - Benjamin Franklin

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#176073 by idcook » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:29 pm

This Restoration Gallery is a great idea.

All the beautiful work you’ve each put into your machines has absolutely inspired me to think and rethink about what to do with my two greenies and, soon hopefully, a 10er.

Thanks to greenie54 I’ve also acquired a taste to get at least one of each STP I can find. That’s a really beautiful set-up.

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#176161 by shipwright » Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:59 am

idcook wrote:This Restoration Gallery is a great idea.


Thanks, I'll take that as a compliment.

When I started this thread I hoped it would live on and it is really great to see it still going. I remember saying when I posted my contributions (post 9) that I looked forward to dropping in on it for a long time to come. Just noticed it up again today and have checked out the recent additions.

Keep posting your restorations, they are all great and they are all worth while because they prove over and over that almost no ShopSmith is beyond hope.

What a tool!

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#176222 by bell » Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:43 pm

Beautiful work guys. I like to keep my 1987 510 clean,but, mine does not hold a candle to these. How do you clean and polish the aluminum???? What is your secret??? Thanks. I will try your answers. Ron Bobbitt

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#176223 by rjent » Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:43 pm

bell wrote:Beautiful work guys. I like to keep my 1987 510 clean,but, mine does not hold a candle to these. How do you clean and polish the aluminum???? What is your secret??? Thanks. I will try your answers. Ron Bobbitt


I started with a brass rotary brush in a drill. (DeWalt cordless). Then use a steel wire brush and then sandpaper down to crocus cloth if necessary. I found using the steel wire brush worked wonders on aluminum. The Greenie 54 restore Patrick elaborates as to how he did his aluminum HERE. The steel is another matter. The solid bars that make up the table rods took some time with sand paper and steel brush, but they eventually came out better than I expected. Just go slow and careful and think about what repercussions could happen using different techniques ....

JMHO

Dick

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Dick

1965 Mark VII S/N 407684
1951 10 ER S/N ER 44570 -- Reborn 9/16/14
1950 10 ER S/N ER 33479 Reborn July 2016
1950 10 ER S/N ER 39671
1951 jigsaw
1951 !0 ER #3 in rebuild
500, Jointer, Bsaw, Bsander, Planer
2014 Mark 7 W/Lift assist - 14 4" Jointer - DC3300
And a plethora of small stuff .....


"The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that you can never know if they are genuine." - Benjamin Franklin

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#176254 by bell » Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:32 pm

Thanks, I have been able to keep mine clean, but you guys really make the aluminum really shine. The restorations are beautiful. Keep up the good work. I will give it a try. Ron

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#176256 by dusty » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:25 pm

I have cleaned mine up a little bit a time or two but I just can not get my heart into doing the work it takes to create one of those museum pieces.

What I really want to know is how long do they last (looking good like that) if you put them into a normal working environment.

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