Tools #1: Jointer

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Blog entry by derekd posted 03-13-2011 06:17 AM 848 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi all, just picked up a 6” jointer. A bit rusty as the previous owner apparently doesn’t take care of tools. I picked up som enaval jaeely from Canadian Tire, and tomorrow, I’m going to give the exp[osed parts a good cleaning, then paste wax to keep tem shiny.

I plan to take it apart and do a proper cleaning and re-paint, bring it back to life; but in the meantime, I have some top plates to joint. I’m re-building an oud, an arabian instrument that is the direct great-great-grandfather of the lute, and hence the guitar. I traded a little electric guitar for it, then broke the top! Picked up some Sitka Spruce top plates from a tone-wood place in Chilliwack up the valley. I have to joint the edges in order to glue them together properly. I’m going to use hide glue, it’s traditional in lutherie.

I’ll post pics as I get to it.


-- Derek, Surrey,B.C.

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#1 posted 03-14-2011 12:28 PM

Good luck both with the rool and the instrument rebuilds.

When working on that rust, try using some WD 40. It sometimes works better than the naval jelly. Just spray on a good coat and let sit 5 minutes, then scrub with steel wool or one of those Scotch Brite pads.

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