Start of a couple projects #1: What I found on my new jointer!

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Blog entry by Michael posted 05-10-2012 01:24 AM 1006 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yesterday I started working on two projects: The back piece for my tv mount and an end table.

I finally got to use my new jointer.

I started with some nice rough walnut.

After a couple passes over my jointer I ended up with this.

Then I discovered this:

Fence Infeed side

Fence Outfeed side

Fence Outfeed side

I sent an email with the pictures to Grizzly and they are sending a new fence to me. Hoping for a nice flat one this time.

More to come.

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#1 posted 05-10-2012 04:31 AM

i guess the bright side is, you caught it before doing project that really mattered.

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#2 posted 05-10-2012 11:13 AM

I had jointed the the side also and put a square on it. it was about 1 degree off. I ran adjusted the fence and ran it again. same. Then I started looking harder.

No harm done. Got an email last night that my new fence has shipped.

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#3 posted 05-10-2012 12:31 PM

Big boomer
good that they stand behind there tools
hope thayt all the troubles you will have


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#4 posted 05-10-2012 04:31 PM

i’m not convinced a new fence will help. I’m sure you tried, but what were the results of trying to true it up with adjustments and shims? And since the fence rides on the adjustment rail, it could be there that you are out of alignment.

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#5 posted 05-10-2012 06:16 PM

Are the tables true and level? Cause if they are, that fence is twisted bad!

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#6 posted 05-11-2012 11:12 AM

@dbhost – I was fairly certain they were true and level, but you made me doubt myself. I checked them again. Yup, true and level.
Even if they weren’t, the cupping on the infeed side would have still been there. Not an issue for a board that is the height of the fence or higher, but anything less than the height of the fence would have been an issue.

Delivery of the new fence is the 15th.

I have continued to use the jointer for now on one face only. I will get to the other side after the new fence is installed and set up nice and square.

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