|Project by dbhost||posted 03-17-2014 02:31 AM||1157 views||4 times favorited||2 comments|
So in beginning to prep stock for the mission dog kennel / end table, I pulled the jointer over onto the bench, and went to square up / adjust the fence when one of the push paddle handle things on the fence in / out control decided that plastic wasn’t an optimum choice of materials for this function, and fell to pieces…
Now my jointer, a Sunhill SM-150B is out of production, well not exactly, but it is a rebranded Geetech 6” benchtop jointer, and parts aren’t super easy to come by, not to mention that I needed my jointer working NOW now in 6 days to whenever whomever I can get parts from ships and I receive it… So what to do?
Knowing a bit about how these are made, and the space involved at full extension / compression I knew I had room for a 2” star knob. However the thread I needed to deal with is a 6MM fine thread, not something I had handy in my star knob collection, so what to do?
I will spare you the windy verbage of my how I did it, but if you are interested, go to my blog at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com/2014/03/shop-made-walnut-star-knob-for-benchtop.html check it out.
The first and second photos here are of the finished product with the lacquer finish dried. The third is with just tung oil, and the fourth is just a shot of the scrap of walnut sapwood this came from.
-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com