Good weekend results. The Jet 3HP motor spins freely with no internal noise nor smoke, just the outside casing needs alot of TLC. Probably will inquire about changing out bearing to see the $$$ damage.Also, updated my electrolysis tank a little....
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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 first 2 attempts were the Jet stand handles: 12” long solid steel rods that were somewhat rusty. They came out with only blackness on them. My 3rd attempt was something larger: the rusted infeed roller. After 24hours of cooking, only...
I picked up supplies monday after work for a quickie start at this first attempt. Home Depot has 12” and 24” 3/8 rebar at affordable price tags, bout some 12 gauge wire, a tub. I was unsure about laying this rusted Jet handle rod rig...
This actually might turn into something a bit more than I can chew. Some serious rust issues going on. I now remember why I choose wood working over auto-mechanic for a hobby. This was nearly identical to taking a cylinder head apart! But it w...
I found this Jet planer on craigslist for $200, with the only picture available was the Jet badge of model number. I emailed the person about it and asking for a couple more pictures. The reply was sad. This planer stood outside for 2 years out...