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Forum topic by Elvin posted 776 days ago 1884 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Elvin

61 posts in 1998 days


776 days ago

Hello all, I have a Shopmaster Jointer – Planer circa 1950. I picked it up in Minnesota several years ago, brought it home ,cleaned it up, adjusted it and it works really well. My problem as you can see by the pictures is that it doesn’t have a safety guard. I have been extremely careful but now I would like to have a guard so I don’t just have luck on my side. I have been unable to locate one and I was wondering if anyone may have an idea where I might find a guard to fit this machine. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Elvin


-- Elvin, Southern California, "How great would life be if we lived a little of it everyday"


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MrUnix

457 posts in 798 days


#1 posted 776 days ago

If you haven’t asked over at OWWM (in BOYD), do so.. I did see a few WTB postings for it, so you may wind up having to fabricate one. Not too difficult to do. At Vintagemachinery.org, there is a few pictures so you can get an idea of what it looks like, and here is a link to a drawing (also at vintagemachinery) showing how to fabricate up the pivot bolt and spring attachment. Good luck!

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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Bothus

428 posts in 1775 days


#2 posted 776 days ago

Is there a planer in that photo? All I see is a great looking vintage Chevy. Where can I find more photos of that?

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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Dusty56

11638 posts in 2287 days


#3 posted 776 days ago

I’ve seen many of the “porkchops” constructed of plywood and an appropriate size dowel or bolt to pivot on.
The return springs vary from different machines of course : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Elvin

61 posts in 1998 days


#4 posted 773 days ago

Hi Brad and thank you for the info. I contacted Tim and he steered me to a fellow woodworker in Florida. I will keep you posted.
Jerry the vintage Chevy is my 1952 Pickup. You have a good eye. If you are really interested in more photos, I will send some in a pm.
Dusty56, I think I will have to follow your lead and make my own. I didn’t realize it would be that difficult to find one.
Again thanks to all of you who responded.
El

-- Elvin, Southern California, "How great would life be if we lived a little of it everyday"

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Dusty56

11638 posts in 2287 days


#5 posted 773 days ago

Best wishes : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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