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Forum topic by Chris posted 2018 days ago 6758 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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. :)

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#1 posted 2018 days ago

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.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 2018 days ago

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

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#3 posted 2018 days ago

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

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#4 posted 2018 days ago

Oliver made some of THE best equipment in their day.

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#5 posted 2018 days ago

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.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#6 posted 2018 days ago

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

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill

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#7 posted 2016 days ago

Thanks for the aircraft carrier link:-)

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#8 posted 2016 days ago

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

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#9 posted 2015 days ago

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 1869 days ago

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|66%3A2|39%3A1|240%3A1308|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50#ebayphotohosting

Heart heart heart….

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