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Making progress on fixing the south bend lathe again | by Josh Kopel
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Making progress on fixing the south bend lathe again

Using some nice one part industrial enamel. It stinks but it goes on well with a brush and dries to a hard glossy finish. I am putting on two coats over a phosphate based primer, and although I see all the inconsistencies in the casting I have so far resisted the urge to break out the bondo. So far.

 

I am averaging about two parts a day, but the weather has just gone back to cold rainy, so I am going to fall behind.

The bed sitting to the right is going to be tough to clean well enough to paint, if only because it is so heavy that it is hard to manipulate.

 

The color is way off here BTW. It is a much darker and less blue grey in normal light.

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Taken on May 20, 2011