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Blog entry by Jason posted 610 days ago 2982 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just wanted to share my new toys and see what info and advice I can get from fellow Lumberjocks.

So the first one is something I’ve wanted for a long time, but never put the money on. A planer. (Edit: a jointer, thanks Dave for correcting me.)

It says it is a Shopline by Jet. I assume that this may be a low level line made by Jet. I have yet to do any research online to see what I can learn about it. I didn’t have my tape on me, but I’m guessing it is about 36” long with a 6” wide blade. The blades have two “V” shopped notches where I’m assuming the previous owner hit some nails or other hardware.

The second one is another tool I’ve wanted for some time and I’m excited about the new range of projects and styles I’ll be able to experiment with now.

As you can see it needs some work, but it is functional. I did a quick lookover, but didn’t see anything cast or stamped into the saw indicating the brand. The motor is a Dayton, but most likely isn’t original to the saw. The plywood guards wiggle a bit and I am going to fix that. I’ll probably paint the ply. I plan on getting a lot of ideas by the folks who have built there own saws.

They are still in my dad’s garage, but I’ve made some room to get them into mine. Time to reorganize the shop…again!! I feel like like I rearrange things every 6-9 months.

I also got a beginner carver’s set and a wood burner. My Christmas has gotten better and better the past couple of years.

I hope all of you have had a great year or at least learned great lessons to carry forward to make the coming year even better.

Best wishes,
Jason

-- Jason - Colorado Springs



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btle310

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#1 posted 610 days ago

Cool – Get some BoeShield and clean that jointer table and fence. You can get knives pretty cheap so order a new set.

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sikrap

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#2 posted 610 days ago

Congrats!! The first machine is actually a jointer and (IMHO) is a better tool than a planer. A jointer ensures that the faces and edges are flat. A planer only makes sure the opposing faces are parallel. You can use a jointer for planing, but you can’t use a planer for jointing.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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woody57

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#3 posted 610 days ago

I have that same jointer. I bought mine new about 20 yrs ago. It has served me well. I noticed the guard was missing. I would not attempt to use it without a guard. This machine will chop off all your fingers. You will also more than likely have to tune it up before using. The wood whisperer on this site has a good video on this.

I think you made a good score. Good luck with it.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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Don W

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#4 posted 610 days ago

a couple of handy additions. The jointer looks in decent shape. The bandsaw looks like a fun project in of itself.

If it works well, it would be pretty easy to fabricate (or maybe even find) parts that look a little better.

The jointer knives can be sharpened, If you search LJ you can find a gfew jigs like this one, http://lumberjocks.com/projects/58355

And if you need a new set, try this site, http://globaltooling.bizhosting.com/products/knives-planer/t1-hss-v2-hss-planer-knife-sets.html the prices are pretty decent.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 610 days ago

Congrats

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Jason

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#6 posted 610 days ago

Thanks for correcting me Dave. That shows you how much I’ve used of either tool.

Emmett and Don thanks for the info. I had forgot about TWW’s jointer video. I will definitely check into a guard and knives.

I knew I’d get some help, but I didn’t think it would be so fast. That’s why I love Lumberjocks.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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Fridgecritter

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#7 posted 610 days ago

For the band saw, my preference would be half inch plywood with routed edges like this one for the structure. That particle board was probably a quick fix.

http://www.ibuildit.ca/band-saw-7.html

That guy didn’t rout the edges, but that’s my personal opinion cause I like grain.

You could even do a nice juxtaposed inlay with a darker wood.

-- "Anyone can post a quote on the internet and attribute the quote to a famous person." -Abraham Lincoln

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Bogeyguy

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#8 posted 610 days ago

I wouldn’t put power to that band saw until it is rehabbed. looks like an accident waiting to happen.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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Fridgecritter

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#9 posted 610 days ago

I agree Bogeyguy. I have a mental image of that particle board splintering into a few pieces and that blade and wheels going every which way.

It does look like a really fun project though. I need to do the same with an old Craftsman table saw of mine I got from a yard sale. I won’t touch the power switch until I refurbish it.

-- "Anyone can post a quote on the internet and attribute the quote to a famous person." -Abraham Lincoln

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Jason

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#10 posted 610 days ago

Fridgecritter,

I have an old Craftsman table saw that I need to rehab too. My woodworking hobby is turning into a restoration job.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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Fridgecritter

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#11 posted 608 days ago

I really like what this guy did,

http://lumberjocks.com/AlexHarris/blog/24884
Finished product:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/52598

but you already have the cool looking pulleys. I don’t know how far, well yes I do… I would totally buff those pulleys out to a high shine and make the tool a showpiece since you are going to have to build a frame for it anyhow.

-- "Anyone can post a quote on the internet and attribute the quote to a famous person." -Abraham Lincoln

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