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Restoring 2001 GeeTech 8" Jointer CT-200 #5: Tables and knives aligned

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 09-25-2015 10:27 PM 1516 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Knives sharpened and installed, fence table clean up Part 5 of Restoring 2001 GeeTech 8" Jointer CT-200 series no next part

I must be getting better at alignment of knives. My first jointer took me all day to align 3×6” knives. My Jet 15” planer took me 4 hours. This 8” jointer took me 2 hours for 4 knives.
Luckily (which I find sooo seldom), I had no need to align the outfeed & infeed tables to be co-planer. Once I installed the set screws and dovetail gib, the tables lined up as if it was a Paul Seller’s short video :) There could be 0.005”-0.010” off here and there along the beds for I do not own a precision level, just a 8’ EMPIRE professional level that says guaranteed 0.0005” per inch. Best I could do with what I have.
Fired it up and ran a board thru. Cuts like buttah.
Didn’t fire up too long for no safety guard installed and using the 2 ancient pulley belts.
Spent $77 at eReplacement website for the necessary hardware to install spring pins, guard shaft & spring, 2 pulley belts, infeed table pointer, pulley cover..etc. I guess right now, it’s 100% operational but not in a safe way :)

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gfadvm

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#1 posted 09-25-2015 11:57 PM

And now you have ANOTHER like new tool for very little $. I still envy your ability with these restorations. What’s next?

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

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#2 posted 09-26-2015 01:03 AM

I feel that the magical wood working cupid may leave in my lap…. a rusty old delta unisaw or drum sander!

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

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#3 posted 09-26-2015 01:10 AM

Either one would be a prize worth fixing!

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