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Jointer clean-up #3: Completion!

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Blog entry by charlton posted 1932 days ago 1802 reads 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been without Internet for about a month due to a disagreement with my provider. I’m now back online so I’m posting the update.

I’ve finished the jointer clean-up (or restoration). I bought new pulleys, had the spindle rekeyed, and the new pulley bore changed to 9/16”. Tried my best to remove all the existing rust. I stripped off the paint from the stand and repainted it as well as repainting the actual jointer itself.

Evap-O-Rust really did work miracles. I’m thoroughly impressed!

The overall process was more time-consuming than I initially thought and was certainly quite labour-intensive. That said, I did learn a lot.

I haven’t had a chance to actually use the jointer except running the front 2” of a small stick through it (as a preliminary test). So far so good.

Here are some pics:





More photos can be found here:

https://picasaweb.google.com/110604891667730947064/JointerRestoration

Thanks for tuning in!

Charlton



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davidroberts

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#1 posted 1932 days ago

Thanks Charlton for the update. Looks like you have really poured alot of work into the restoration. I know you’re gonna love it. I bought a 1983 Powermatic Model 60 (8”) and now getting ready to restore it. Mostly a rust problem and electrical hookup. Thanks for the evaporust suggestion. The question I have is does your Rockwell run on 3 phase and if so did you convert to single phase, and if so, how. Hey, a simple question, right!

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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davidroberts

1002 posts in 2110 days


#2 posted 1932 days ago

One other item. I read on somewhere OWWM that break cleaning fluid is good to remove the black rust. Food for thought, I guess.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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brianinpa

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#3 posted 1931 days ago

Nice work. I really like to see old tools that are still alive and kicken.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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John Ormsby

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#4 posted 1931 days ago

Charlton,
You have done a really nice job on restoring this jointer. I have one of these that is brand new, never used. I bought a few years ago from an old rockwell dealer in Michigan. I hope you enjoy using it.

A friend and I are restoring an old Rockwell 28-300 metal/wood 14” bandsaw. I already have one and found this other one for him.

You can’t beat these older well made tools.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1931 days ago

Looks brand new well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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PurpLev

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#6 posted 1931 days ago

Shazzam… this looks spanking beautiful. look at all that cast iron…. beats any of the newer stuff on the market… love that fence

did a really nice job on the rest. !

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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charlton

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#7 posted 1931 days ago

Thanks, all. Some of you probably notice that the paint job looks dirty. The paint was actually smooth but when I was reassembling, I applied some grease to the dovetail ways and didn’t bother to wash my hands so now I have grease fingerprints and dust over it again. It might be time for another restore. :)

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charlton

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#8 posted 1931 days ago

David, this jointer has a small 3/4HP motor that runs off single phase 110V. I was looking at an old Powermatic Belt/Disc Sander that was running of 3-phase but decided it wasn’t cost effective. I don’t know enough about motor wiring (that computer engineering is really useful, huh?) to do the conversion myself so I’d probably just end up buying a new motor and trying to sell the 3-phase motor to salvage a bit of cost.

John, you are very fortunate to have a new one that was never used. That’s absolutely remarkable. It’s like having a blast from the past captured freeze frame.

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Don K.

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#9 posted 1931 days ago

charlton,
Amazing job on the jointer…looks brand new !!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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marcb

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#10 posted 1931 days ago

charlton, if it didn’t have grease on it all the other tools would make fun of it.

As for the motor wiring both changing motors and installing a VFD to use a 3 phase motor are incredibally easy. They sound daunting, but aren’t (like many tasks in wood working)

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Woodchuck1957

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#11 posted 1931 days ago

Nice job, gotta luv the old stuff.

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Don K.

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#12 posted 1931 days ago

Just went through your whole slide show. That has got to be the most documented jointer rebuild of all time. GOOD job again !!!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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charlton

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#13 posted 1931 days ago

Thanks, Don. Actually, it’s not nearly as detailed as I would have liked. Someone on OWWM was meticulous with his photo documentation. When I asked for help about the orientation of the gib plates, he looked back at all the photos he took in the documentation process and could tell me exactly which way they were oriented. :)

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Craftsman on the lake

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#14 posted 1931 days ago

It looks prettier than new. Nice job!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Don K.

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#15 posted 1931 days ago

Well charlton, you could easily have a new job restoring old tools. I now know who to call if I ever find a diamond in the rough !!!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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