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Restoring 2001 GeeTech 8" Jointer CT-200 #3: Saturday progress

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 09-20-2015 02:17 AM 1444 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: rust... BE GONE! Part 3 of Restoring 2001 GeeTech 8" Jointer CT-200 series Part 4: Knives sharpened and installed, fence table clean up »

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 fence.

Here is a side by side of my 6” with 17” tables and my 8” with 32” tables:

The 4 knives are out being sharpened by local saw shop, should be ready Tuesday.
I also have to read up about the table “gibs” and their purpose. Same for leaening how to level co-planer the tables.

-- 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 09-20-2015 05:18 AM

Duh. The 6” or so long gibs for each table only help keep the table snug against the dovetail ways. Only way to adjust for co-planer is via shims. Gotta wait til the cutterhead & knives are installed for reference.

-- 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 09-20-2015 04:43 PM

Very nicely done, going from a pile of parts to a nice looking jointer.

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#3 posted 09-20-2015 05:52 PM

Dang! That thing looks brand new !

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#4 posted 09-20-2015 08:41 PM

Pictures are deceiving :) There are still darker stains on the fence. I have not taken apart the fence into individual components. But the 220v motor runs, beds, cutterhead, belts, tables are 100% functional. I opted not to purchase the rabbet part. I have a new cutter guard, but still have to find the spring pin for the guard. It was worth the $55 auction price tag and effort to bring it back alive.

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

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#5 posted 09-20-2015 11:55 PM

I remain in awe of your skills! You have some great tools for very little cost (except for a lot of sweat equity).

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#6 posted 09-21-2015 12:31 AM

no skills required. I am sure if this 8” jointer fell in someone else’s lap, they would do the same about tearing it down and refurbishing it to usable status. I’m just following in the footsteps of others.
It’s kinda funny… at the auction, I could of won this for $20. One other guy bidded but stopped at $50. After I asked him why he stopped, and he said just didnt want it but instead wanted something READY to go. His loss, my gain :)

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

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#7 posted 09-21-2015 02:09 AM

I would never have the courage or expertise to tear into this jointer much less that planer. If my sawmill ever lays down, you may have to make a house call!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 09-23-2015 01:16 AM

I do not have a sawmill. So if your’s ever does break down, sell to me for $55 and I’ll take it :)

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

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#9 posted 09-23-2015 02:12 AM

Not gonna happen. It’s my favorite toy!

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