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Restoring 2001 GeeTech 8" Jointer CT-200

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Blog series by Holbs updated 09-25-2015 10:27 PM 5 parts 10314 reads 34 comments total

Part 1: The Beginning....

08-09-2015 09:27 PM by Holbs | 14 comments »

I picked up this jointer for $55 at a live in person auction. No one else wanted it much because it came in pieces (many probably did not even know it was a jointer) as you can see below. What I found odd, was there were no handwheel components and misc items just simply….gone. Who takes apart a jointer? And why removed components? Mystery unsolved. I “thought” easy replacements parts from eReplacement website. Not the case. I contacted Loma Tools, where af...

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Part 2: rust... BE GONE!

09-13-2015 12:31 AM by Holbs | 3 comments »

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 ...

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Part 3: Saturday progress

09-20-2015 02:17 AM by Holbs | 9 comments »

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” ...

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Part 4: Knives sharpened and installed, fence table clean up

09-22-2015 03:23 AM by Holbs | 2 comments »

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.

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Part 5: Tables and knives aligned

09-25-2015 10:27 PM by Holbs | 6 comments »

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 the...

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