with the 30degree temp outside this weekend, decided to put some effort into getting things set.
picture 1 is a rockewell 6” jointer i picked up at an auction for $100. this is my first ever jointer. right off the bat, i knew it needed some love. i break out the wd-40, 120grit sandpaper, mineral spirits, and some carnuba car wax i had left over and spent a couple hours taking things apart and cleaning them up, to a point. to my surprise, i guess alvin and the chipmunks used the underside as a home as there was a pile of wood shavings and chestnuts!
i’ll be doing some work at EZE LAP location and i will go ahead and purchase needed sharpening stones from them. I did not fully install the bearing/drum/jointer knives back into place yet as i will be learning soon how to sharpen jointer knives and my dewault (not made in china) 4piece chisel set. so next project/blog will probably be a sharpening station.
-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter