I’m nearing the end of this restoration. This is what the carriage looked like when I got it.
Here’s what it looks like now.
The tailstock and leadscrew were dirty.
But cleaned up nicely. I didn’t have the original tool for the tailstock, so I just bought a box end wrench to stand in for it.
The leadscrew was probably the most difficult thing to clean.
But the results are worth it. I think it looks great.
In general, the saddle and apron look wonderful