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Quick visit to an old employer from 20+ year ago, and the parts went into a blast cabinet with a 6' table and in 3 minutes multiple layers of paint and rust are gone
Completely clean after the steel shot blasts it, light etch ready for primer and finish.
Table from the Rockwell jointer project shiny and clean
Brackets and fittings
First coat of primer
Parts all primed
Everything coated, as once its bare steel it will rust even with elevated humidity.
Next up is assembly....
Finally it starts going back together
Clamp and drift for assembly
Hardware to be replaced
Fender bar, also holds rails when set for a boat
Mocked up with rail in place
Stabilizer bars in place
Next is hubs, disassembly for paint and reassembly - silver and black most likely.
Racks to be assembled and welded and painted.
This one will be set for multiple canoes and kayaks, and as light as it is, will tow easily with the smallest of vehicles.