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Holbs

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10-16-2015 03:38 AM

Topic tags/keywords: geetech jointer 8 restoration restoring rebuilding

It is a challenge when you purchase a wood working machine from an auction, craigslist, a friend, etc… and it needs a lot of help. I bought this jointer at an auction for $55, missing many parts (hand wheel, cutter guard, etc). I just finished tearing down and rebuilding my Jet 15” planer and was… iffy if I wanted to go down that road again. Took me 0.37 seconds to decided…and yep! I sure did! Here is the “Welcome Home” day of the jointer:

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End result $200 in parts later:

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I had a running blog of rebuilding this jointer (from anti-rust, blade alignment, table alignment, parts, etc).
All I had to go on was the 2001’ish PDF and asking questions here on LJ’s.
So thanks for the help guys. Now, onto my Grizzly scroll saw….

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"


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#1 posted 10-16-2015 04:30 AM

Very nice,I like they way the tables came out,They look ready to rumble!

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#2 posted 10-16-2015 04:34 AM

Nice restore! Who is the manufacturer? It looks very similar to the 8” North State that I have.

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#3 posted 10-16-2015 04:37 AM

CCK.. this would be a 2001 GeeTech. As I read, majority of that era of jointers all came from the same Taiwan manufacturing plant. The parts I purchased for the cutterguard (pins, spring, etc) were from the Jet parts.

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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#4 posted 10-16-2015 05:06 AM

you did a very nice job, congrats and enjoy your beautiful jointer.

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#5 posted 10-16-2015 06:43 PM

What a great job you did, I have to take a look at the blog. My jointer is kinda rusty after sitting unused in the shop for 5 years, have been putting off dealing with it. :-( Will get inspiration from your results!

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#6 posted 10-16-2015 08:03 PM

Looks great. Good job !

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#7 posted 10-16-2015 08:08 PM

Nice job!

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#8 posted 10-16-2015 08:19 PM

You do nice work man. And you know every inch of that machine. You feel the pride every time you look at it.

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#9 posted 10-17-2015 12:32 AM

You are the man! That thing is gleaming. I still envy your skills at restoring these old jewels. Now if I can just find a 24” jointer and hire you to come and restore it…........

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 10-17-2015 12:51 AM

Gf… nonono. No more :) I have to modify this Grizzly Scroll Saw to fit the EZ Pondsomething clamps. Then, finish my HVAC 6” ducting re-do. Then.. I just might get into wood working after all !
Of course, every time I say that… a $50 great rusty machine lands in my lap. rolling dice for a nice cabinet table saw or drum sander!

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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#11 posted 10-17-2015 03:47 PM

Magnificent !

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#12 posted 10-17-2015 06:11 PM

Looks brand new. Excellent job!

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#13 posted 10-18-2015 04:25 AM

Wow that is incredible. What did you use for rust removal?

-- Allen, Colorado

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#14 posted 10-18-2015 05:08 AM

Bob… I first removed most of the rust with razor blades. Then, soaked a couple towels with EvapoRust and let sit for a couple hours. Then, ROS lightly.

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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