Hello everyone. I’m pretty close to completion of my No. 4’s restoration and I’m very eager to have it ready to start printing on January, at the latest February.
I was reassembling the Non-Operator side last night, trying my hand at it, and I thought everything should go smoothly since I took the time to save every screw in plastic organizers (those used for crafts) and labeled everything accordingly.
But to my surprise I still managed to lose three screws:
- The handle set screw (actually the one for my SP-15, but I believe they are the same)
- A bed rack screw
- And the one that locks the safety bar to the trip wedge mechanism.
So, I guess I wasn’t that careful after all, or the gnomes decided to take those three screws for their own amusement, ha!
If you have any spare sets of these screws, I’d be more than grateful. If not, I guess I’ll have the machinist work on them.
Other than that the press looks pretty rad now all rust free and ready to be painted. I guess I’ll need to remove these parts one more time before I paint it.
ALSO: What parts on the non-operator side are painted and which are not?
I’d really like your input on this, because my press was in such negligent condition when I got it that was really hard to tell which parts originally had paint and which did not. Please if you can post here as a comment a clear picture of what your non-operator side looks like, I could really use that.
THANKS, everyone :)
Happy Thanksgiving this week.