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Building My Work Shop #19: How did I live without it?!?!

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Blog entry by Crushgroovin posted 03-15-2011 08:29 AM 1374 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 18: At Last a Woodworking Shop to be Proud Of! (Long Version) Part 19 of Building My Work Shop series Part 20: I Got IT I Got IT I Got IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! »

I have spent the past week going crazy on my new Oliver 8” Jointer. I can honestly say I don’t know how I ever got by without one. Or better yet why the hell I thought it was a good idea to use wood that wasn’t square. LOL Oh well…

In other news I put a deposit down to take Darrell Peart’s Blanket Chest class at Woodcraft in late April. It’s been a dream of mine to take that class and it looks like it’s going to be a reality. Gosh one day I may be a real honest to goodness furniture maker!

I will be honest about the Jointer though. It is a little underpowered. First chance I get to pick up a 3HP motor I am going to take it. Sucks because I just sold a 3HP 60C motor last month that would be perfect for it. I am going to upgrade to the Helical head but I don’t know if that is going to keep it from bogging down.

-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!



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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 03-15-2011 10:18 AM

Looks like a nice machiine!! How big is the motor now? Where does oliver come from? I have never heard of them B4.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Crushgroovin

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#2 posted 03-15-2011 10:29 AM

Oliver is made in Taiwan but the Company is located in the Green River Valley, Kent proper. Got it down at EQSS in Auburn It is soooooooo super nice. Like a reviewer of them said forget the nickel test you could serve coffee with Grandma’s fine China no worries.

It was a beast getting together at 530 lbs. even on a dolly it took a running start to get it up my little driveway and into my garage.

-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 03-15-2011 11:41 AM

Is EQSS that Jet surplus place?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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StumpyNubs

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#4 posted 03-15-2011 04:23 PM

That’s a beautiful machine! Nicer than my Delta.

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Billinmich

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#5 posted 03-15-2011 04:47 PM

Nice looking machine,if it performs as well and long as my 12”oliver you’ll will be happy.Oliver originally is from Grand Rapids ,Mich .My Oliver is a 1923 model up graded with a spiral cutter head.

-- Bill in Mich

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#6 posted 03-15-2011 04:53 PM

Nice looking jointer.

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Jonathan

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#7 posted 03-16-2011 04:56 PM

TopamaxSurvivor, I believe this currently has a 2-HP motor.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Bertha

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#8 posted 03-16-2011 04:58 PM

OMG. She’s beautiful. I love Oliver.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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