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Jointer clean-up

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Blog series by charlton updated 05-07-2009 12:05 AM 3 parts 12281 reads 30 comments total

Part 1: Cleaning up the bed

03-25-2009 10:32 AM by charlton | 8 comments »

It seems that my woodworking career is getting off to a slow start. I’ve been meaning to build some Thien separators for my shopvac and dust collector before embarking on building various stands for tools in my tiny workshop. The other day, I had a friend come over to help me lug the SteelCity 14” bandsaw into the basement. We assembled it and had to buy a few extra tools in order to get everything assembled. Unfortunately, it seems as though the saw is suffering from very uncontr...

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Part 2: Teardown---sort of

03-26-2009 05:05 PM by charlton | 4 comments »

I began removing individual components of the jointer. The paint on the jointer looks to be in good shape though I’m a bit concerned about it having lead content (call me paranoid). The biggest hurdle at this point has to do with the shaft of the cutterhead. The keyway is worn and the pulley and shaft have a huge gap so it’s not clear to me whether or not the pulley bore was made bigger somehow or if the shaft was turned down. Here are shots of the worn keyway on the shaft: ...

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Part 3: Completion!

05-07-2009 12:05 AM by charlton | 18 comments »

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. ...

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