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Forum topic by ClayandNancy posted 05-29-2011 08:47 PM 1093 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-29-2011 08:47 PM

I just restored a Boice Crane 6” joiner. The knives need to be sharpened. Do any of you LJS have someone you would recommend to sharpen them? Are joiner knives pretty much the same, other then length? Wher would be a good place to find new ones? Too many questions but I’m new to the joiner world.

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#1 posted 05-29-2011 09:02 PM

i would first check the remaining width of the blades, if they have been sharpened alot then they could be too short.
i can’t tell for that type of jointer what the minimals are, usually the jointer manual tells you, but i suppose you don’t have it.
a new set would be a good investment, but again it depends on their condition.
i can’t give any info about where to get it done though.

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#2 posted 05-29-2011 11:02 PM

Hey Clay, I have been using this company for over 25 years, always did me right, and not too far away.
8610 Chardon Rd.Kirtland OH 44094


-- Chips and Shavings/ see you at

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#3 posted 05-29-2011 11:25 PM

If you’ve got a Tormek, you can sharpen them yourself. Of course, the jig will run you almost $200 but hey, you’d be buying another jig, which is always fun.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 05-30-2011 12:37 AM

adjust your grinder if you have one and grind on there then hone on some water or oil stones this is what I do and the knives only go for about $12 for a new set for my jointer, I also sharpened that blades on the delta 6” jointer at work and both came out much better than a new set. It was also free.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#5 posted 05-30-2011 01:47 AM

Hey Dave, That place is right across the street from my church Thanks I’ll try them

Bertha, I’m with you, buy a new tool YES

rickddd I’ll check Holbren out for new knives Thanks

Nothing better then the info from fellow woodworkers, Thanks again guys

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