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Blog series by Camper updated 1382 days ago 5 parts 13130 reads 35 comments total

Part 1: just picked up a jointer

1399 days ago by Camper | 11 comments »

Thanks to your advice and recommendations Lee and Wayne in the previous post . I picked up a used jointer for $90 that I think is in decent condition. The motor seems to be working fine with out any out of the ordinary noise or vibration. Actually its surprisingly quiet when I am not jointing anything. The bed and the fence are cast iron and flat. The fence needs some adjusting as it is not exactly 90 when measured with a square. Here are some pictures. Naturally I have some qu...

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Part 2: frankenjointer...

1394 days ago by Camper | 8 comments »

this is turning out to be a sort of mystery jointer…. After looking at the manual jet sent me for the jj-6 model I noticed significant differences between the jointer i have and the jointer in the manual. Probably the most important part is the fence. The fence on the jointer i have hooks to the end of the infeed table (see pics in part 1 of the blog..very similar to the delta 37-220 models) and the jointer in the manual jet sent me, the fence is hooked up at the middle of the jointe...

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Part 3: hunt for the knife set screws

1392 days ago by Camper | 5 comments »

well I was finally able to find a screw with matching thread in one of the box stores but this time the head size is the problem. Its about 1/8” bigger than the original screws. Here are some pictures showing it on the gib. they are just too big and protruding from the edge of the gib which will likely interfere with the cutting. It seems like just grinding the length down does not seem to be an option :(. At least we now know what will probably not work… here is a shot of both...

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Part 4: two steps forward one step back

1386 days ago by Camper | 3 comments »

it has been a while since the last update and in the meantime I was able to clean up the jointer real good and figure out what knob does what. I will post some pictures when its up and running, probably the next blog entry. More importantly I was able to find some screws!!! I ended up ordering screws for the new jet 6” jointer after looking around all over the place without much luck. Figured if anything is going to fit, these would be it. Well they arrived today and their thread and...

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Part 5: finally its all in one piece and ready for making saw dust

1382 days ago by Camper | 8 comments »

After all the dust settled with the screws, I was able to set the jointer knives and all seems to be working great. Ironically the first pieces I jointed are for a mobile base for the jointer which I will describe in a different blog. Before it went back on the stand, I built a new wooden platform for it and tossed the old one out. I also glued pieces of rubber (the rubber is for making custom gaskets that I had on hand) figuring it would reduce vibration. i am not sure if it helps but it ...

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