Lathe is coming along. One pin in the apron (part of interlock mechanism) was bent, but I was able to straighten it with the press.
I have started painting the lathe, for now it is just the apron. I tried to be good about stripping the paint and degreasing.I plan on using Valspar oil paint and anti-rust red primer, which seems to be a decent, thick alkyd paint. I believe it to be oil resistant, but if anyone thinks otherwise, I would like to know.
The question is how many layers of primer and paint is best. I was planning on two layers of primer and two layers of paint. This means that it takes four days to paint something, with one day per layer due to drying time.i