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Forum topic by doninvegas posted 01-30-2011 03:00 AM 1113 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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doninvegas

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01-30-2011 03:00 AM

I’m on vacation this week and with craft fair season coming I hit the shop early and started milling lumber. The Alder and Cedar was going fine then I got into the Maple. Man, what a pain. What’s going on? Well it turned out that my jointer knives are dull. No big deal, I’ll change the knives. Problem 1, when I bought the jointer I bought another set of knives. Guess what, there are the wrong ones. OK, put the jointer back together and just did real light cuts until I got close enough to get the wood through the planer. Problem 2, Cedar was thick so I planned it down and when I got to the point that I could do the Alder the a little more planning and now it’s time for the Maple. But the Maple was thinner than I thought so it kicked up and hit the planner knives and, you guessed it, I jammed wood into the knives and roller. Didn’t notice it until I tried to plane some more of the Cedar and it came out horrible. That ended my day. I’ll go out tomorrow and pull the planer knives out and clean them up and get back to work.
Oh the joys of wood working.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."


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#1 posted 01-30-2011 03:11 AM

sorry to hear about your day. We all have those days.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 01-30-2011 03:14 AM

Don, you are not alone. The “woodworking gods” are not happy with me right now either. I’m trying to think if I maliciously cut any trees down when I was younger or something,haha. I won’t go in depth about it but things are not working out well for me at all. I think I’ll plant a tree tomorrow to try to appease them.
I hope you get everything squared away soon as I’ve been in this “funk” for about a month now.

Zeke

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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DrAllred

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#3 posted 01-30-2011 03:16 AM

I would do the same thing, leave the shop and come back the next day and start over again. Good luck.

-- David, Mesa Arizona

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doninvegas

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#4 posted 01-30-2011 03:32 AM

I guess it’s all part of the process. I’ve had bad days before and this won’t be the last. As I sit here drinking a cold Bud it all comes into prospective. Tomorrow will be a good day. I’ll cut wood and make stuff. But now it’s time for me and my wife to go dancing.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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#5 posted 01-30-2011 04:06 AM

I had one of them days yesterday! I spent a good amount of time sharpening my King Band saw blade so I could re-saw 8/4 cherry for the night stand tops I am making but it did not go well, I still got a lot of drift and squealing from my band saw. I really don’t know what the problem was or is and I will look into it another time. I got the tops glued up today and out of the clamps, hand scraped and ready to put through the drum sander.

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doninvegas

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#6 posted 01-30-2011 07:39 PM

I got the Griz G0452. The knives are 6” by about 3/4. If your knives are close to that I’ll give’em a try.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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#7 posted 01-30-2011 11:51 PM

Don, I have some 20” Grizzly7 knives, they need sharpening but you may be able to get a few out of them. I am going to change over to a spiral cutter and your welcome to all the 20s I have which is 7 I think. PM Me your address and I will try to get them out this coming week.

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#8 posted 01-31-2011 12:38 AM

From what I understand, cedar has silicates in it and therefore is mildly abrasive on tools. This is also the reason it is insect resistant. I have run lots of cedar through my planer for pergolas and such and afterwards the knives are done. Usually even towards the end of the cedar run it’s getting rough.
Next time, with fresh knives, run your hardwoods first then any cedar.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#9 posted 01-31-2011 12:47 AM

Tomorrows another day Don … you’ll get it all done im sure. Mother Nautre has been doin a number on us here in Connecticut .. i know how ya feel. Here’s to red white and budweiser!

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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doninvegas

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#10 posted 01-31-2011 02:38 AM

Today IS another day. All went great in the shop. Got out there at 8 and quit at 4:30. Got a lot done. 2 cutting boards glued up, 5 tissue box covers cut to size, 6 candle holders cut and 40 of Charlies Neils’ oven rack pullers cut.
Sandhill,
I have a 6” jointer I’m not sure 20” knives will work for me but tankns for the offer.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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#11 posted 02-01-2011 05:13 AM

I thought maybe you could cut them down but they may be to high. Any time

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