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Blog entry by Scott Bryan posted 12-29-2008 06:59 PM 10452 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a posting that appeared today on Craigslist for a 16” jointer in the Georgetown, Kentucky area. This looks like it would be an interesting challenge for someone who like to restore “older” tools.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine



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Dusty56

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#1 posted 12-29-2008 11:04 PM

WOW ! Talk about a battleship ! That thing is huge but I’d love to have it . I wonder how hard it is to get 3phase wiring into my basement ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 12-30-2008 01:16 AM

A 3 phase converter would cost about $500 but you would also need to be on good standing with a lot friends/neighbors to help move that monster. This is definately a tool that you move in place and leave it there.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 12-30-2008 09:10 AM

I wonder what the postage to Oz would be? Would love to tackle it.

-- The wood slayer - Yes dear I did plan to make more kindling out of that wood I have been drying for the last year - honest!

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#4 posted 12-30-2008 03:42 PM

I actually saw an old 30” jointer in a guys garage in New Orleans a couple years back. All i could do was stare at it and imagine flattening a cupped table top without even taking the legs off of it…LOL

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#5 posted 12-30-2008 04:20 PM

Miles: Wow!! I have more “respect” for my 6” jointer than I do any other tool I own. I could not imagine trying to face joint a board on a 30” tool. Running a jointer that size would positively scare the daylights out of me.

Andraxia: I am sure the challenge alone would be worth it but the shipping alone probably would cost more than a new machine. But that would be an interesting project to tackle and you would add a wonderful tool to your tool arsenal.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 12-30-2008 04:38 PM

I friend of mine (actually we went together) bought a 12” jointer. e bought me out before we took delivery and he proceeded to tear it apart when it got home and is still in pieces after 5 years.

I think he might be afraid to turn it on.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#7 posted 12-30-2008 08:30 PM

Karson: I can well understand that. Every time I turn mine on I approach it with a great deal of caution and it is only a 6” model. Give me a spinning saw blade or router bit any day of the week but there is just something about 6” of sharpened steel spinning at around 6000 rpm 3/4 of an inch away from my fingers that brings out a great deal respect for the tool- even using push blocks.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 01-04-2009 06:01 AM

Do you think that all the cr@p on top of the flight deck is included in the asking price. There could be a small child or jimmie hoffa or steve fawcett in there!!!

The lights in the whole town dim everytime the thing gets turned on. Just like an old prison movie!!!!

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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#9 posted 01-04-2009 06:11 AM

I saw an identical, but restored version of that machine for Sale in Kitchener for $4600

could be a good buy

-- The only easy wood project is a fire

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