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Old 04-22-2011, 02:24 PM
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I've been cleaning up an old Nichols mill i got about a month ago. Starting to get into painting and having more down time while I let the paint dry/cure.

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1) picture of it when i got it
2) pretty dirty
3) removing the table and saddle
4) started stripping the old paint off
5) taped off and ready to be primed
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:30 PM
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1)primed. I think it looks pretty good white
2)after 3 coats of rustoleum light machine gray
3)primed knee
4)primed saddle

hoping to finishing painting the knee and saddle this weekend
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:01 PM
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Looking good, Andy. If you figure out what that oval machined spot, that is located close to the middle of the column, is for please let me know. I have the manuals and have not found that spot being addressed.

On mine it has been machined and scrapped.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:30 PM
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That's looking really good, Andy.
Heck, I like the primer color well enough to keep it just like that.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:06 PM
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it's turning out better than my bumper i painted a year ago for my car. which turned out with an orange peal effect. I shot that with a gun though i'm painting this with a brush/spray cans.I was tempted to go get white rustoleum but i've read that white tends to discolor from oils and such.

The feeling I get from some of the reading I've done is the oval is used for layout/reference. Mine is also machined and scrapped.

Got the time to spray one coat on the knee
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:04 AM
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I agree with cutter, I like the color of the primer just fine. Looks great so far.
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:27 PM
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Nice machine Andy, and nice job on the rehab. Your machine has north/south, east/west and pivot.

The one I used only had up and down and east/west.

Back when my Father was clearing out metal he had it pulled out of the shop and scrapped. Same thing with the old lathe we had.

he's a wood worker tried and true.

Me. I like metals. Just make sense.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:44 PM
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Nice machine Andy, and nice job on the rehab. Your machine has north/south, east/west and pivot.

The one I used only had up and down and east/west.

Back when my Father was clearing out metal he had it pulled out of the shop and scrapped. Same thing with the old lathe we had.

he's a wood worker tried and true.

Me. I like metals. Just make sense.
This model has two feed systems for the east/west. One is rack and pinion and the usual screw feed that is engaged with a half nut.

I like metalworking more too.It can be more forgiving as long as you have a welder to help fill in mistakes.

unfortunately Nich wasn't free like your Lucky. He made a trip all the way from PA to his nice sunny retirement home
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:39 AM
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I like metalworking more too.It can be more forgiving as long as you have a welder to help fill in mistakes.

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Old 04-24-2011, 12:32 PM
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White on rice OK, white on machinery will punish you.

Nice mill. how much does it weigh?
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