Crescent jointer restoration

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Blog series by MedicKen updated 11-17-2011 09:11 PM 2 parts 7764 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: getting started

11-14-2011 05:42 PM by MedicKen | 3 comments »

Well, I have decided to restore my Crescent 8” jointer. I was going to sell it and make a swap for an Oliver 8” but figured it would be an even swap. If I am gonna sell it, it will be for an upgrade and I don’t have the room for a 12” at this time. The jointer is in decent shape given its age, its about 90 yrs old. I was starting to have a few issues with it so its time. It is a belt driven machine powered with a really nice 2hp replusion start Fairbanks Morse motor...

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Part 2: Adding color

11-17-2011 09:11 PM by MedicKen | 9 comments »

I have finished the body work, bondo, on the main casting and have applied the first coat of paint. It is Sherwin Williams direct to metal in graphite. It is an oil based industrial coating that should last a long time. It is the same paint and color that I used on the Oliver. The weather here is on the cool side and Im hoping it will dry enough to move indoors tonight, supposed to rain this weekend. I will be using a gloss black as an accent and possibly gold for the lettering. The jury is s...

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