After (with better lighting):
I followed this procedure:
Refinish a Saw Tote
I varied slightly from this procedure by using wet dry 400 grit sand paper with the BLO. I haven’t put shellac on yet, but will post when I get the whole saw put back together.
- What’s the best way to repair the crack? I was thinking “spot weld” on the back side of the frame.
- Should I have the foot rebuilt and if so, any suggestions on how to do that?
- Cleaning. There doesn’t appear to be a lot of rust just a layer of greasy black “something”. Maybe its original paint or added later paint. Should I clean it or just leave it.
- Thoughts on assessing and lubrication the saw holding mechanism. It works fine as is, but I want to make sure it stays that way.