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Nicky

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04-05-2007 02:04 AM

Hi Guy’s,

I have a Woodtek 8” jointer, about 4 years old. I was putting some boards away this weekend, and dropped a board on the in feed table. At the time, I thought no harm done, but I just faced planed a board, and it’s slightly bowed. I’m guessing that the in feed table and out feed tables are no longer parallel, and the in feed table is slightly out of square with the fence (as compared to the out feed table). I though I might have bent the table, but it’s still flat (I did check with a good straight edge to be sure.)

Naturally, I can’t find the manual (every year, this gets worse, but that’s another thread.)

Is anyone familiar with the adjustment procedure, and could post or email. As I’m inclined to start tweaking, I see “time sink” written all over this.

Thanks,

-- Nicky


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#1 posted 04-05-2007 02:16 AM

I would get the book Mastering Woodworking Machines and use that as your new owner’s manual. There is also a DVD available.

Here is an on-line post on jointer tune-up.

And an american woodworker article.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Mark

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#2 posted 04-05-2007 03:31 PM

Nicky,

I see you are from Los Alamos. I would therefore imagine that you got the jointer at the Woodworkers Supply in Albuquerque, 1-800-321-9841 or 505-821-0500. You might give them a call and see if they can get a manual for you. Another alternative might be to call them and get the number for the Woodtek Product Rep. I believe that person is located in Wyoming.

I bought a Woodtek planer about a year ago and needed some info. At that time the reps name was Erik. His number was 1-800-648-3953 ext 3038. That may have changed though.

I use to live in Roswell and spent many hours at Woodworkers Supply and Paxtons Woods in Albuquerque. I understand Paxtons is no longer in business but Woodworkers is.

Good luck.

Mark

-- Mark

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#3 posted 04-05-2007 03:38 PM

I always have to do a double-take when I see my name mentioned :)

-Debbie Roswell

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#4 posted 04-05-2007 03:55 PM

Debbie,

I use to live in Roswell, NM. Sorry for the confusion. And no, I have not seen any alien space craft, but I have seen some peculiar people during the Alien Festival.

Mark

-- Mark

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#5 posted 04-05-2007 06:37 PM

no problem. I’m used to it—it especially confusing when I try to do genealogy research. I keep coming up with alien ancestry! hehe.

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Nicky

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#6 posted 04-06-2007 03:38 AM

Thanks all. WayneC, the articles were very useful and informative. I needed a minor adjustment. I had the time to go through the entire procedure last night. I should use my dial indicator more often, jointer was in really good shape. I was jointing very short thin stock, and the bowed edge really stood out, could not find my manual, was looking for some quick info.

I’m going to look for my manual, and if I can’t find it, I’ll give Woodworkers supply a call. They are top notch! I don’t order much on-line, as really do enjoy making the trip to ABQ, feeling very much like the kid in the proverbial toy store.

Paxton’s was another favorite, but everything changes, not always for the better. This was a lumber yard in the true sense, they would allow me to pick through boards in the warehouse, and I loved the warehouse (like the kid in the candy store.) Not found that anywhere else in NM. I don’t really understand this, as I would typically leave with more then I planned to buy; but hey, safety first.

We’ve been to Roswell a few time, and truly do love this state for it’s beauty and unique culture. Many diverse sites to see. Originally from Jersey, I do miss the ocean, but not the humidity.

-- Nicky

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Mark

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#7 posted 04-06-2007 06:15 PM

Nicky,

I spent hours not only in Woodworkers Supply but even more time in Paxtons. I agree that they were a lumber yard in the true sense. I loved looking, touching, smelling and buying the woods in their showroom and then going out and being able to pick and choose the lumber you wanted to take home from their warehouse. It was truly an experience.

Had I decided to stay in NM I would have moved somewhere into northern NM and closer to Alb. than from Roswell. I wouldn’t want to live in a place as big as Alb. but I did find I enjoyed the conveniences of Alb.

It is a beautiful state and you are in a wonderful location. As for me I am enjoying the Tx. Hill Country.

I’m glad you got your problem resolved.

Mark

-- Mark

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