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by DMcCam
Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Mark 5 fixup
Replies: 25
Views: 10668

Re: Mark 5 fixup

Hi Fellas, I guess what I'm asking is what to do? Everything is basically red orange accept the new speed control handle. The vent plate would be the hardest to re-paint as it looks to have been silk screened. The Speed control dial and sawdust port cover wouldn't be too bad to re-paint though. Howe...
by DMcCam
Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Mark 5 fixup
Replies: 25
Views: 10668

Re: Mark 5 fixup

I would say faded. Red paint does that! Hi JPG, I thought so too, but generally red paint fades to pink not orange. The pigment does not usually change hue just loses saturation. If red paint is not stored where it sees direct sunlight, it will stay pretty red. Interesting. In looking at several Gr...
by DMcCam
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Mark 5 fixup
Replies: 25
Views: 10668

Re: Mark 5 fixup

Hi Guys, Got a color question for you. My old '55 greenie has what appears to be red orange paint on the speed control dial, the sawdust port cover and the vent plate. However, the refurbished speed control handle is bright red. M5_20.jpg The paint does not appear to have faded as it is still bright...
by DMcCam
Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Mark 5 fixup
Replies: 25
Views: 10668

Re: Mark 5 fixup

The Gilmer teeth wear is about average so I would reuse the pulley and replace the Gilmer belt. I find that when the Gilmer clutch set screw does not line up with the flat on the end of the drive sleeve, the set screw has become loosen. I would align the set screw with the flat and see how easy it ...
by DMcCam
Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Mark 5 fixup
Replies: 25
Views: 10668

Re: Mark 5 fixup

A quick update. I received my refurbished Speed Control Knob this weekend and boy does he do a great job! I can't wait to see it working on the restored headstock.
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by DMcCam
Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Mark 5 fixup
Replies: 25
Views: 10668

Re: Mark 5 fixup

JPG wrote:That gilmer pulley on the main shaft is in decent condition. The bearings are replaceable.
Hi JPG,

The main shaft's bearings are in excellent condition! if the gilmer pully is usable, then the main shaft assembly is good to go?
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What do you think?
by DMcCam
Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Mark 5 fixup
Replies: 25
Views: 10668

Re: Mark 5 fixup

Yes, I have some extra reconditioned Shopsmith parts that I use for rebuilding headstocks for my customers. I clean and reface all of the sheaves to remove any scratches, nicks and worn areas. I use a new bearing if needed after insuring I have room to stake the bearing in the control sheave. I nor...
by DMcCam
Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: spray paint match for repainting a "greenie"
Replies: 76
Views: 23673

Re: spray paint match for repainting a "greenie"

Howdy, Here's a link to HD's website: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-Stops-Rust-12-oz-Protective-Enamel-Hammered-Verde-Green-Spray-Paint-6-Pack-7219830/202058746 I'm also hoping to add the final touch one day to my Greenie too. You'd have to try it to be sure but it does look pretty close to ...
by DMcCam
Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Mark 5 fixup
Replies: 25
Views: 10668

Re: Mark 5 fixup

Dave, if I may put in my 2 cents worth. Depending on the condition of your bearings and how far along you are you might just consider upgrading to a poly v belt and double bearing quill. That also would give you a new control sheave shaft and bearing. There would be an expense but I think it is wor...
by DMcCam
Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Mark 5 fixup
Replies: 25
Views: 10668

Re: Mark 5 fixup

Thank you Bob, He wants $21. for his and SS sells a new one for $29 although not with his stainless teeth. Do the factory Speed Control Handles break very frequently? I'll have to think about this one. Bad news, the control sheaves are not moving after PB Blaster. Looks like the best solution is to ...