I’d throw some pictures up of this disaster but I admit, I’m a little embarrassed. On my way back from the campgrounds today, the family stopped by a little flea market and I was happy to find a little Miller’s Falls Jointer for a cool five bucks. Well, excited to have something to replace my rapidly deteriorating wood bodied jointer I set to doing a little fit and polish on it this evening.
First of all, the plane blade on this thing was as dull as a rubber butter knife and the blade profile is TINY. With this in mind, I still got out the bench grinder (look Ma! No Jig!) and figured I could drop a new bevel on it.
Yeah, BIG mistake. Well, needless to say, it isn’t burned (high speed grinder) but I messed up the bevel so badly it turned my big dull jointer into a big dull hunk o’ nothing. Now, I don’t hone on a grinder, why on earth would I use power for a primary bevel??! What was I thinking??! I was able to at least straighten the blade back to a semblance of working order on an Orange Box coarse stone but obviously my grind has a flaw because it won’t hold an edge even after an intense back polish.
So, my newly polished Miller’s Falls jointer will get a nice rest and Ol’ Faithful will have to wait awhile until she’s restored. I kind of feel dopey because there is no way I’d put any of my older plane blades to a grinder…..