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Forum topic by Chris posted 01-21-2009 04:03 AM 7266 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chris

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01-21-2009 04:03 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer

What do you guy’s think of this jointer?

I saw this and just had to post it…. This a serious piece of machinery! I think you could join a whole tree on this thing. :)

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#1 posted 01-21-2009 04:33 AM

That is a monster!! I have plenty of respect for my 6” jointer. I can guarantee you I would not feel comfortable using something that big. But that is one amazing piece of equipment.

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#2 posted 01-21-2009 05:12 AM

Woohoo! Yessiree, Bob! You could be like the Clampetts and use it as the ‘fancy eatin’ table’!

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#3 posted 01-21-2009 05:44 AM

This is the type of equipment I wouldn’t want to be between me and the door.

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#4 posted 01-21-2009 06:00 AM

Oliver made some of THE best equipment in their day.

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#5 posted 01-21-2009 06:29 AM

I would buy it if it was much closer. I have a 16” now and my next jointer will be at least 20” with a long bed. This Oliver looks like a nice one. The price is a bit high though. It needs a complete overhaul.

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#6 posted 01-21-2009 07:08 AM

Man you could run table tops over that thing. I was touring some professional shops in Annapolis, MD about 8 years ago and they had a 30” It was a two man shop and I will never forget how nice they were about showing me around. The master craftsmen did not say much but you could see his skill in his eyes as he sat at a bench with shavings all about him chisel and mallet with bifocals at the end of his nose. Thanks for jarring my memory

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#7 posted 01-22-2009 12:46 PM

Thanks for the aircraft carrier link:-)

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#8 posted 01-22-2009 04:52 PM

Dang! Do you have to sit on it to hold the wood down? ; )

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#9 posted 01-24-2009 06:56 AM

Big yes, but would I invest that kind of money??? That’s alot of money for what appears to be the condition of it…and what kind of bearings…? I had a 16 inch once…huge…but not exactly the easiest to maintain…

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#10 posted 06-19-2009 07:08 AM

A 24 inch Oliver just went for $3150 on ebay – 10hp, big and gorgeous as a compound locomotive.

The link that started this thread seems to be busted, but you can see this new one at http://cgi.ebay.com/NICE-OLIVER-24-PROFESSIONAL-WOODWORKING-JOINTER-166_W0QQitemZ360162375107QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item53db59b5c3&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A13|66%3A2|39%3A1|240%3A1308|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50#ebayphotohosting

Heart heart heart….

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