While scavenging the late-in-the-day yard sales for overlooked treasures, I found a few typical planes, some fine-point disston hand saws, but then I spotted this: A ‘National’ 4” jointer for $10!!! I handed over the cash before really getting a good look at it, because other people were walking up the driveway. Now, I know some people are not impressed with such a relic, but I am slowly re-tooling my shop with emphasis on hand tools and vintage home-crafter machines from an earlier era; yes I recall as a young lad in the ‘50s, my Uncle and my grandfather both ran comparable equipment in their shed/workshop. and made awesome Mission/Arts & Crafts furniture back in the day. The homemade stand, the whitewall tires from an old barbecue or lawn mower, and that yellow polypropylene rope pull-handle simply knocked me out! But it will get a new stand, with the motor below, and some dust control stuff. It might replace my current jointer, of unknown make, seen behind for comparison. These little guys purr like a kitten, totally unlike todays’ benchtop units that scream at 90+ decibels and destroy the quiet relaxation I enjoy in my shop. Way cool! More on my de-evolutionized shop later. Thanks for looking!!
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