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Monterey, CA
United States

My “shop” is really just one bay of a three car garage. I’m relatively new to woodworking and have had some gaps in participation due to family, work, and living overseas for about 2 years. I’m currently still renting, so I haven’t built much for my shop that can’t be moved easily when I buy a house in the next few months.

Since coming back I’ve been slowly building up my collection of tools and starting some new projects. One project that took a lot of time was the refurbishing of my 30+ year old Enlon jointer.

Since I’m just getting started on LJ, this will be all for now, but I’ll add more as time permits and my shop evolves.

-- ~Jake


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#1 posted 08-28-2013 08:46 PM

Nice refurb on that jointer! Looks almost too pretty to use!

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#2 posted 08-29-2013 12:55 AM

+1 on dbhost.

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#3 posted 09-06-2013 02:09 AM

Grizzly switch?

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#4 posted 09-29-2013 06:20 PM

Definitely a nice job on the jointer and looks like a great start on the dust collection! BTW, I am near Monterey and in the process of upgrading my dust collection system to 5” metal pipe so I am going to have a bunch of 4” plastic pipe as well as fittings left over that you could have at no cost.

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#5 posted 09-30-2013 03:48 PM

Thanks Marv, I’ll definitely take you up on the offer as I was trying to decide if I wanted to purchase some 4” pipe or build the 6” version of my dust separator…question answered, 6” version can wait till I’m in my true space! I’ll PM you.

-- ~Jake

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#6 posted 09-30-2013 07:44 PM

Dan,

For all intents and purposes, the jointer the same as an early 1980’s Grizzly G1018. From what I understand, several manufacturers had “similar” (read exactly the same) jointers made in the same factory overseas. In fact, I used a Grizzly manual when I couldn’t find the original Enlon one…

-- ~Jake

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#7 posted 10-01-2013 09:21 PM

Just wanted to let you know I have a squirrel cage fan coming for you as well!

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#8 posted 10-02-2013 02:37 PM

You rock!!! Thanks for asking it for me! Looking forward to coming by…

-- ~Jake

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#9 posted 12-26-2013 08:07 PM

Beautiful job on the jointer. How did you refinish the top surface?

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#10 posted 12-26-2013 08:33 PM

Thanks! I started by using T9 Bioshield and a brillo pad, but that didn’t do nearly enough. So I glued some sand paper to a flat tile and sanded with 220, 400, 600, 1000, 1500, 2000, and finally 3000 grit. It’s not what most folks would recommend, but I was very careful and it worked for me…

-- ~Jake

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#11 posted 12-30-2013 01:16 AM

Very nice job on jointer, just the right amount of detail (IMO)
I wish you well on your final shop, looks like others feel the same way.

-- When you are wrong admit it, when you are right forget it.

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