Jointer Refurbish #2: The Completed Body

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Blog entry by PTIII posted 01-25-2012 05:59 AM 5669 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Refurbish Begins Part 2 of Jointer Refurbish series Part 3: Basically Finished »

So it’s been long enough, I thought I’d post an update, as insignificant as it may seem. Life with a 2 year old, on top of work, doesn’t allow much time for this hobby.

I was able to disassemble the entire machine, and inspect everything closer. This is the main body of the unit, shown cleaned up, repainted, and the badge polished.

As I mentioned in my last post, I had purchased replacement bearings for the machine. Since then, I received the bearings, and had them installed, only to find out they were slightly off (though not by much). After further investigation, I learned that the OEM bearing number has since been discontinued. I did find a suitable replacement bearing, finally, and have now been able to reinstall the cutter head.

Work now continues to clean the tables and prep them for painting.

I know, not much. But if nothing else, I made a commitment to myself to somewhat document this process. At the current rate, maybe we’ll see a completed machine in the next 12 years.

To be fair, though, I have been able to work on some other projects as well. That’s the start of my router table for my new router cabinet in the background. If I may, pictures wouldn’t do that top justice. It’s not yet completed either, but there are subtle details (purely cosmetic) in that top that I just don’t think could be captured in a photo. I am pretty proud of it so far. Hopefully I don’t screw it up putting in the miter tracks and such now (knock on wood). I plan for that router cabinet to be my next project post.

-- Patrick, Jacksonville, IL

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#1 posted 01-25-2012 06:52 AM

Don’t appologize for life getting in the way of living! Besides, in today’s jargon, you’ve been multitasking. You have found your bearings (pun intended) and are moving forward.

Don’t rush, that is when mistakes happen, plus…I’ll have to wake up from my nap early to see your progress. Lol.

BTW: Progress looks great, on both the jointer and router table!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 01-25-2012 06:27 PM

PTIII, That looks great! Is that rustoleum hammered paint? You are will on your way. Good luck and keep us posted. i have had a Sprunger jointer in my garage for three years waiting to be rehabbed. You are giving me some inspiration!

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#3 posted 01-25-2012 06:42 PM

Looks good!

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#4 posted 02-10-2012 03:44 AM

Dwain, yes that is Rustoleum hammered paint. I figured it was inexpensive way to give a somewhat original “industrial” look to the machine.

Thanks all for looking. I’m getting ready to post a new entry with pics of the “finished” product.

-- Patrick, Jacksonville, IL

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#5 posted 02-10-2012 04:17 AM

Thumbs up!

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