8" Woodtek Restore

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Blog series by s2h updated 423 days ago 2 parts 1552 reads 7 comments total

Part 1: Great Deal from Craigslist

669 days ago by s2h | 4 comments »

I bought this jointer on Craigslist for $160 delivered! It was in need of some TLC, but wanted to check it out to see if it was fundamentally okay. When I went to see it, I took a close look at the flatness of the table and it still looked great despite the surface rust. I spent some time with some BP blaster and some scotchbrite pads, and turned up with this. and this I took the spindle apart and found the bearings nearly siezed on both sides. I found the part numbe...

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Part 2: Restore Complete. Or 95% Complete anyway

423 days ago by s2h | 3 comments »

This refurb was one of the biggest machines I have worked on that has a top speed of 0 mph. It took some months to complete due to the complete tear down painting and rebuild. Most every part had some sort of combination of rust, dirt, grease, and wood chips. The easy part was cleaning the table top. After that I had to remove the jointer cast iron top and base from the sheet metal stand. The stand was bent up, beat up and rusted and so down to metal for you. After some paint and ...

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