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Forum topic by Gary Scoville posted 06-09-2014 05:33 PM 855 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gary Scoville

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06-09-2014 05:33 PM

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Hi everyone,
I have an older 6” Jointer, model BW6J, that was made by Bridgewood. I’m not sure of it’s age but I need parts for it. I was hoping someone knows were to fine them. I am wondering if I need to replace the in and out-feed tables or if I can just have them resurfaced. I also need to get new table hand crank’s too. Lastly, can I make a dust collection shoot for this machine also? Any feedback would be great. :-)

-- Gary Torrington, CT


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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 06-09-2014 05:38 PM

You might check toolpartsdirect.com to see if they can get your parts.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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lew

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#2 posted 06-09-2014 06:11 PM

Check with these guys- http://www.chwilke.com/. They have an inventory of all the old Bridgewood parts.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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TheFridge

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#3 posted 06-09-2014 06:17 PM

I’m about to get my 6” jointer fence machined, and was told it’s gonna be a pain. And the fence is essentially flat with ribs on the back. As far as the tables, the biggest problem is holding them at the right angle with proper support. I’d say go for new beds if they are a reasonable price, but if you can find some one to machine the beds at at lower cost and you’re sure they can do a good job then go for it. Can’t beat new parts though. If the bottom of your jointer is open use some wood or sheet metal. It’ll get almost all of it. Or even a pull out drawer for shavings works.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Gary Scoville

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#4 posted 06-09-2014 07:04 PM

Thanks guys for the feedback. I did get a hold of C.H. Wilkes but they said that they are not around any more. So, I guess I’m going to look into having the tables machined.

-- Gary Torrington, CT

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OldWrangler

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#5 posted 06-09-2014 07:52 PM

For discontinued and old parts for just about everything try….

eReplacementparts.com/

They have about everything.

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Gary Scoville

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#6 posted 06-10-2014 03:49 AM

Old Wrangler, “For discontinued and old parts for just about everything try‚Ķ.

eReplacementparts.com/

They have about everything.”
Thanks for the lead but they do not have parts for my Bridgewood ether. It looks like it’s going to be the machine shop, or a new jointer. Oh well, them’s the break’s!

-- Gary Torrington, CT

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Loren

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#7 posted 06-10-2014 04:00 AM

They are really so bad you cannot use the machine?

There are some tricks to getting good results from jointers.
The tables don’t have to be perfect. Sometimes shimming
the ways helps get a more satisfactory setup.

I used a 12” Robland XSD with dished tables for several years
and got good results with it.

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lew

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#8 posted 06-12-2014 05:41 PM

Sorry about the false lead. I was just over there a year or so ago so I thought they might still be there.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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