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04-23-2011 05:29 AM

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I recently refurbished an old craftsman jointer. This fits into its fence. What is it?

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#1 posted 04-23-2011 05:37 AM

It looks like a very old jointer fence exstention

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#2 posted 04-23-2011 05:47 AM

it’s that left over piece
that we always found
when we were kids
fixing things

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#3 posted 04-23-2011 06:19 AM

Knife setting jig? Hard to tell without seeing it in position.

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#4 posted 04-23-2011 07:34 AM

I’m with patron -it looks like one of those guides or attachments that come with a tool, that you immediately toss in the drawer of tool attachments because most of the time it does not do exactly what you want it too, and you build your own jig, then, when you need it, for some reason you can only find all the other pieces of other tools…even the thing you are looking for-only the one that belongs with the broken one you used to have -and it won’t work with the one you want it for.

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#5 posted 04-23-2011 12:50 PM

I’m with A1Jim on this one. It looks just like a fence support/extension.

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#6 posted 04-23-2011 01:02 PM

It’s the thingamabob that attatches to the doohicky to support the whatchamacallit when you want to thingey that you hardly ever have to do.

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#7 posted 04-23-2011 02:24 PM

I think A1jim is right with the fence extension, I think its used to cut a rabbet off the end of the fence. Why anyone would cut a rabbet this way is beyond me.

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#8 posted 04-23-2011 02:40 PM

It is a hold down for a mortising attachment for a drill press. (at least that is what it looks like to me). OR a early version of what we use featherboards for now.

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#9 posted 04-23-2011 02:42 PM

That looks like a fence,with a hold down for a mortising machine
Do you have a picture of the jointer?

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