I picked up a jointer today. A benchtop 6” Porter Cable (http://www.lowes.com/pd_80877-70-PC160JT___?productId=3059865&pl=1&Ntt=jointer). For the price ($250 new), I couldn’t not. I know it is not fully capable, but when I considered installing a full size 48” jointer in my small shop… it just didn’t make sense. Maybe another day I will pick up a used full size jointer, but for now this will do.
On another note, we were at a friends house Sunday and sitting around the fire pit. He went to get some more wood and returned with a box full of hardwood scraps he picked up from a furniture place in town. When I saw it was 4/4 and 8/4 walnut and cherry I jumped up. “DON’T burn that!” These were mostly small bits (12” or so) but suitable for small boxes, etc. He told me he gets bigger chunks and will pull aside the big stuff for me.
Here’s a bit of it milled up:
-- I do this for fun.