Use of 8" Jointer Needed in Louisville, KY area

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Cory posted 04-18-2011 04:45 PM 1260 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Cory's profile


760 posts in 3415 days

04-18-2011 04:45 PM

Back story: My Dad has an office in a building built in 1880. He needs a table to work on some computers and I volunteered to build him one from a beam that was taken out of a similar building on his property. So, I grabbed the beam and cut it into 5’ sections. I need to joint a face and an edge so that I can glue it up into a table top about 24” wide. The beam measures just under 8” wide on it’s face and about 5” thick.

So, I would love to trade a favor for the use of an 8” jointer since my 6” jointer isn’t big enough. I’ve already removed all the metal that I could find and I’m going to run over the entire beam with a belt sander to remove as much dirt as possible. I’ll also be glad to pay for any blades that are harmed during the milling of the beam.

If anyone can help me, I’d be forever grateful. Here are some pictures of the beam:



-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

3 replies so far

View BilltheDiver's profile


253 posts in 2881 days

#1 posted 04-18-2011 05:22 PM

Years ago I used to buy wood from Louisville Lumber & Millwork. I see htey are still in business. If you don’t find any takers on your request, you might give them a call and see what they would charge you to square & surface your beams.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

View Cory's profile


760 posts in 3415 days

#2 posted 04-21-2011 09:24 PM

I contacted Louisville Lumber and Millwork and the head guy there offered to mill up my beams for me. If the weather cooperates, I’m going to take them over tomorrow morning. He said he’s got a 12” jointer and that making them all S4S wouldn’t be a big deal. I’ll be sure and snap some pictures of the process.

Thanks for the suggestion, Bill.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

View Richard's profile


1916 posts in 2686 days

#3 posted 04-21-2011 09:44 PM

Cory, don’t forget to give that guy some of your business on future project materials.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics