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Powermatic Model 50 Jointer

03-26-2010 02:06 PM by Thomas Mitchell | 13 comments »

Hello all, A few years ago I picked up an old Powermatic model 50 6” jointer. The jointer was cosmetically in very bad shape; The cutter head was very rusty, the base was pitted through with rust and, the table had a very thick coating of over spray (not sure what it was but thankful it was there as it protected the raw metal). The jointer sat in my garage for six months before I decided to restore it. I thought I would share some of the pictures of the restoration. I have a access to a bunch of machine tools and finishing processes which allowed me to bead blast just about everything and apply a parkerized finish to the hardware. Because the cabinet was rusted through,...

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