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Ole

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1023 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: resource jointer milling

Hi Lumberjocks!

I’m located in north Austin and I do not own my own jointer yet. I am working on a workbench top. At the moment it is in 3 sections that need to be fitted to each other. I’ve done all of the planing by hand so far, but these last two joints need some power tool work.

I am asking for someone to either let me use their jointer or joint these parts for me. I am willing to pay or barter.
I have my labor to offer in trade (I could clean your shop), or I would be willing to trade some German wooden hand planes. I have several jointers, jacks, and smoothers as well as some other asian wooden hand planes.

I’d be grateful for any help or advice on where to go!

-Ole


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Gary

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#1 posted 1023 days ago

OLe, wish i was closer. You could use mine for free. But, even tho I’m in Texas, it’s about 5 hrs to my place. Someone here in this great state should help out.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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dbhost

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#2 posted 1023 days ago

Sadly, I am too far from you, I too would loan you free time on my jointer. Thought not 5 hours from you, 3+ is a bit far just to do some jointing…

Any fellow Texans here closer to Austin wanna help a fellow Lumberjock out?

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Ole

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#3 posted 1023 days ago

Thanks guys for the quick responses and your generous offers! I really appreciate it!

-Ole

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tenontim

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#4 posted 1023 days ago

Ole, I know there are LJ’s closer than me but if they don’t offer to help, I’m about 100 miles from Austin and you’re welcome to use my jointer, if you don’t mind the drive.

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Ole

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#5 posted 1023 days ago

Tim, thank you very much for the offer! I might take you up on it should nothing else develop.

-Ole

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Dallas

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#6 posted 1023 days ago

Ole, I’m about 100 miles from you also, but unfortunately, I don’t own a jointer yet. If I did, you would be welcome to use it!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Russ

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#7 posted 1022 days ago

How long are the parts you need to joint? I have a bench top Jointer so length is limited.

-- Russ

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Ole

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#8 posted 1022 days ago

Hi Russ, they are 74” long and about 4.5”x8” at this point. Pretty hefty, so I think a bench top jointer would be difficult to use. Thanks for the offer though, I appreciate it!

Dallas, thanks for offering!

-Ole

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gagewestern

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#9 posted 1022 days ago

hi Ole i live in Buda i could help call 415-9539 brian

-- gagewestern

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Jacob Lucas

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#10 posted 1022 days ago

I live in San Marcos, your welcome to come use mine also.. But like others, its just a benchtop.

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dbhost

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#11 posted 1022 days ago

FWIW, mine’s a bench top, but I have found using support stands works really well for longer pieces. I regularly face / edge joint 8’ stock…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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MashMaster

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#12 posted 1019 days ago

I’m in Cedar Park and have a 6” jet jointer that you can use if we can find a time that works. send me a PM if that works for you.

-- - Dave ; Austin, TX

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