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Late 1800's 12" Frank H. Clement jointer #1: Purchase and rebuild

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Blog entry by jbswearingen posted 10-10-2018 02:27 AM 338 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With my move to a bigger shop, I started hunting for a larger jointer to replace my 8×42” American Woodworking Machinery machine. I had the space but a limited budget.

I found this about five hours from my house AND at the limit of my budget so I hooked up my trailer and set off.

It was in rough shape cosmetically, but really needing only new bearings and blades. I tore it apart to repaint with Rustoleum Hammered black spray paint.

Painting is done and reassemblyhas begun.

Motor is still in pieces; it’s being painted, too. I installed new bearings on it today.

-- Semper fi, Brad



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