Jointer Refurbish

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Blog series by PTIII updated 02-10-2012 03:58 AM 3 parts 21845 reads 16 comments total

Part 1: Refurbish Begins

11-09-2011 07:15 AM by PTIII | 6 comments »

My father had acquired this old, apparently inoperable, Sprunger jointer when I was much younger. Over the years, I watched it continue to accumulate dust as it sat in the corner, never repaired to be used. My dad kind of got away from any woodworking since that time, but I’ve developed a stronger interest. I have made efforts to “economically” outfit a respectable shop, and in that vain, was able to negotiate this salvageable piece of equipment for my own use. It is...

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Part 2: The Completed Body

01-25-2012 05:59 AM by PTIII | 5 comments »

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 t...

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Part 3: Basically Finished

02-10-2012 03:58 AM by PTIII | 5 comments »

Well, so this blog has not turned out as interesting as I had hoped. There’s just not that much exciting about degreasing, “polishing”, and painting. I suppose I expected more hurdles along the way, however I’d say that all-in-all I got pretty lucky by having a pretty solid machine to begin with. Here are some pictures of the “final” product. My only real hesitation is that now I need to figure something out for the stand. I have plenty o...

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