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Workshop Happenings in a Novice World 13 - An Oldie but Goodie!

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Blog entry by nmkidd posted 1402 days ago 820 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Howdy all…......

this summer has been quite a ride…........there is no less then 3 major overhauls going on at my place…...bathroom remodel….........kitchen remodel….......and shop enlargement….......which (thanks to guidance and help from Patron) are in various stages of completion.

busy as it may have been….....there is always time to peruse Craig’s list…......here is my latest find…...for cheap:


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Craftsman 6” jointer…........lots of rust…........safety guard is a home made rig….....runs like a top!!
..........some parts still available from Sears….....including blades…...and I downloaded the manual for it.

next step….....derust and resurrection time…...still looking for a viable means to derust the machine…..thanks to all who commented on my forum topic concerning rust removal

Adios for now….....will post after pics of …....oldie but goodie

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!



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ND2ELK

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#1 posted 1402 days ago

When I seen the title of your blog “Oldie But Goodie!” I thought you were talking about Patron! Have fun on your restoration. Looking forward to seeing the finished project.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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nmkidd

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#2 posted 1402 days ago

Tom….........that title may fit Patron…...but he’s not rusty yet!!!!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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SPalm

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#3 posted 1402 days ago

I used to own one of those. Used it a lot.
After de-rusting, check the flatness of the tables too. That outfeed table is known to get a crown in the middle. Make friends with a machine shop buddy and they can mill it flat.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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dbhost

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#4 posted 1402 days ago

I see a LOT of those older Craftsman 6” jointers come up on Craigslist, frequently… I am half tempted to snag one myself. That one you grabbed is the rustiest I have seen in a while, but not the worst ever. Have fun cleaning it up, truing it up, and getting it going. That is going to be a nice machine when you get it done. Hopefully you can find the guard for it too!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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