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Restoring 2001 GeeTech 8" Jointer CT-200 #4: Knives sharpened and installed, fence table clean up

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 09-22-2015 03:23 AM 1353 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Saturday progress Part 4 of Restoring 2001 GeeTech 8" Jointer CT-200 series Part 5: Tables and knives aligned »

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.

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



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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 09-22-2015 04:11 PM

Very cool. Can’t wait to see it finished. One day I’ll give a machine restore a shot

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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Holbs

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#2 posted 09-23-2015 01:12 AM

In the previous blog post, you see a full body picture of the jointer all nicely cleaned up. That is about how it’s going to look when done because now I just align everything (tho, did clean fence table last night). If I had a deeper detailistic type of mind, I would strip the paint and repaint (still an option, ddown the road).
I gotta say, this is my 3rd “saved from junk yard” venture. First, was my original 6” Rockwell jointer, then my Jet 15” planer, and now this 8” GeeTech. I have the time to tear it all down and put back together and the patience of a major wood working machine being inoperable for a length of time (I think I’m going on 3 months with this jointer cause had to order parts from Taiwan). But, all in all, it has been fun and very helpful in that I know what ever piece does and how a machine truly operates safely and especially how a machine is NOT to be operated.

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

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