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Restoring 2001 GeeTech 8" Jointer CT-200 #2: rust... BE GONE!

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 09-13-2015 12:31 AM 1326 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The Beginning.... Part 2 of Restoring 2001 GeeTech 8" Jointer CT-200 series Part 3: Saturday progress »

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. Works rather nicely where you scrape off most of the rust before the next step. If I did this more often, I would build a jig for a razor holder cause my oversized fingers are not built to withstand holding the razor blade at a shallow angle for too long. I bought some of the ‘ol favorite EvapoRust and soaked towels to lay on top of the infeed/outfeed tables and fence for couple hours. Here you can see the infeed table done with razor, outfeed table yet untouched:

And then just simple wire wheel brush and corded drill to get the rust off the base:

I have all bolts & nuts and stuff sitting in the EvapoRust while I contemplate what to do for dinner. Undecided how deeply I’ll go for rust removal. 100% off the beds and fence, of course. But the body and other places…eh…

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"



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#1 posted 09-13-2015 12:38 AM

btw… there are bolts at the end of both infeed/outfeed tables. I assume, these are made for extensions. Anyone know where I could buy some for future needs that may arise ?

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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#2 posted 09-13-2015 01:18 AM

never mind about the table extensions. Do not think the extra couple inches on each end is worth it… or maybe it is? hmm… not as of yet :)
found picture of another identical jointer with the extensions:

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#3 posted 09-13-2015 08:56 PM

Another delay. I must of missed 1 part number.
CAP SCREW 1/2” – 12(NC) – 1 1/2”. I would need 4 of these cap screws. Apparently, the 12(NC) thread pitch is the pre-war British standard where as everything commercial of today is the 13(NC) thread pitch. I pray, olive machinery would have something like this in stock, so I would not have to order from Taiwan and wait many weeks.
This cap screw holds the base bracket so the hand wheel from the tables screw into the base. Of course, this is a 2001 Jointer (same as jet, powermatic, etc). Later years, it seems everyone moved over to the M12 metric. So finding this CAP SCREW is a challenge from all over the place. 1 place I did find that had these, but only 2 in stock where I need 4. argh.

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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