I must be getting better at alignment of knives. My first jointer took me all day to align 3×6” knives. My Jet 15” planer took me 4 hours. This 8” jointer took me 2 hours for 4 knives.Luckily (which I find sooo seldom), I...
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My great grandfather was very similar to "The Woodwright's" show on PBS. All hand tools, very few appliances. He passed on before he could bring me into the fold *sadness*. I remember the smell of wood when walking into the basement, the low level lighting (single bulb), wooden hand planes, chisels, carving handles, screwdriver handles, cazillion of baby food bottles and coffee cans with nuts & bolts.
Last year after purchasing my first house with attached 22'x22' 2 car garage, i've been accumulating wood working tools (mostly power tools). Some at retail, most from Craigslist and estate auctions. I feel "at home" around wood even though i have little to no experience (cant do much in apartments or condo's).
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My 4 knives were ready for pickup today. Cleaned up the cutterhead and parts. Loosely installed knives. Will make forum post about what should be reference point for aligning knives and aligning tables.
Those shifty hard to find 1/2”-12(nc) 1 1/2” x 4 head bolts came in today, so proceeded to assemble the jointer.Here are the brackets that required those 4 bolts: Assembled the hand wheel crank mechanisms and installed the beds and ...
Finally getting back into the wood working realm after a month off doing… other things in life that needed my attention.This saturday, started to tackle the jointer rust. I used the razor blade trick this time around for the first time. W...
I picked up this jointer for $55 at a live in person auction. No one else wanted it much because it came in pieces (many probably did not even know it was a jointer) as you can see below. What I found odd, was there were no handwheel components ...