|Project by mcguiver||posted 12-08-2010 11:19 PM||7191 views||3 times favorited||14 comments|
Although I am having a tough time understanding photo posting and bringing the right photo sizes to life, this is the best I can do today.
This is a recent project finished. A Delta 4 inch jointer that almost got sold for a hundred bucks when I decided to put it back in service..
I Located the right mounting stand on E-bay, installed new bearings, blades and had the surface tables machined. Then I reworked (during a CSI episode) a small tin air conditioning (hvac) register to adapt my dust collector hose. A pair of tin snips and some pop rivets is all I needed. Being an aircraft mechanic had little or no affect on my finished product. This restoration took about 10 hours of total time in 15 minute increments. It helps to have a shop and a glass bead blaster. I spent more time figuring out pulley sizes and cutter head speed (on company time) but it turned out fine after I found a cast “balanced” 7 inch pulley and this drives a 3.50 inch cutter head pulley. Using a 1725 RPM motor, this configuration gave me 3450 RPM at the jointer and this is about right. Thanks to some of the jocks. These jointers run very smooth if you take the time to find a good ‘cast’ motor pulley that is balanced especially if you are considering a 3450 RPM motor. The pot metal die cast pulleys are not worth a tinkers damn (at the motor) and will typically vibrate. I found that you can get away with a cheaper (smaller diameter) pulley at the cutter if it is installed square and carefully aligned with the motor.
I could use some help with picture formatting and the posting process. These pictures may not do this jointer justice. I almost started drinking again after I tried using the photobucket.
-- Brian, Greensboro, NC .....A lie is not a lie if the truth is not expected...