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« on: January 13, 2014, 02:47:39 PM »

I got bit by the vintage chainsaw bug. I was given this one about 20 years ago and I've been tripping over it in my shop since. Thought I'd give it sprucing up.

















HERES THE VIDEO




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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2014, 09:37:19 PM »

Great restoration Steve! You sure do some nice work.

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 09:28:02 AM »

Thanks Blake, The part that I thought is most impressive is the name plate that my wife reproduced for me. Below is a picture of the original, hardly legible, and the first draft of what the new one came out to be. The one on the saw is a little bit more refined than the one in this picture.



She also produced the "CLINTON" bar graphics. Both of these are sublimation printing and heat transferred onto metal.

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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2014, 04:36:57 PM »

How'd she do that Steve? Looks great!
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2014, 10:28:42 PM »

Sublimation is a process of printing an image with special ink onto special paper with a certain printer. The image is printed in reverse then laid onto a polyester material or materials with a special coating that will accept the ink and then heat transferred onto the material in a heat press. Lots of things are done that way. Coffee cups, mouse pads, IPhone covers. As a mater of fact the data plate she did for me is actually an aluminum IPhone cover blank that was cut down after printing. The chainsaw bar was first prepared with a baked on special white and then clear paint and then the image heat transferred on.
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2014, 12:08:27 AM »

I'm pretty sure that's how they do most of the plaques given out at steam shows. She did a really good job!
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2014, 05:24:10 AM »

First rate Job there Mate .
And runs as good as it looks .
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