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Forum topic by ohtimberwolf posted 01-26-2015 01:39 PM 1003 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ohtimberwolf

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01-26-2015 01:39 PM

This is at a local auction coming up. I’ve never seen a jointer this big before and wondered at the cost of blades for something like this. It would take a crane just to move it.

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Dave Rutan

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#1 posted 01-26-2015 02:05 PM

If you have to ask, you cannot afford it. ;-)

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#2 posted 01-26-2015 04:15 PM

The blades that will come with it will probably outlast you, they might need sharpening and adjusting.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 01-26-2015 04:30 PM

I can’t imagine they would be any higher than comparable size planer blades. I’d love to have a large jointer, that one may be just a tad too large, tho’.

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#4 posted 01-26-2015 04:34 PM

These old aircraft carriers scare the crap out of me…

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#5 posted 01-26-2015 04:56 PM



These old aircraft carriers scare the crap out of me…

- Underdog

That made me laugh a lot. it does look like an aircraft carrier, doesn’t it.

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#6 posted 01-26-2015 08:46 PM

My 16 inch jointer still scares me when I start it. It sure is good for flattening boards though.
But working on the flight deck of the old FDR was more dangerous.

-- Correlation is not causation but I did loose my Doctor !!!

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ohtimberwolf

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#7 posted 01-27-2015 01:25 AM

You had to remind me, I almost went overboard from the flight deck of the Leyte in 1956. Still like that ship though.

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#8 posted 01-27-2015 02:45 AM

Yup, looks like an aircraft carrier that walks, not floats. :D I can only imagine what will ensue if you let some kids into your shop with some toy fighter jets.
If the blades, or especially the entire cutter head, needs replacing, and you can lay out the extra moolah, Byrd Tool might have the answer.

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#9 posted 01-27-2015 03:18 AM

I wonder if you can use planer blades for that.

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#10 posted 01-27-2015 05:26 AM

I couldn’t imagine what a helix head would cost for this.

I’d think you could use a planer knife. Just a shot in the dark.

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#11 posted 01-27-2015 08:32 PM

It’s no problem getting blades for this kind of thing. Lot’s of places make knife steel.

Speaking of folks blown off a flight deck… I worked with an electrician who had been blown off the flight deck three times (and finally was discharged because of it). Twice by the same pilot. Got tossed in the brig that second time, because he cold-cocked the guy next time he saw him. He knew the guy did it on purpose.
Third time they finally discharged him…
He told me don’t ever believe that water is soft when you hit it either. What is it? A couple hundred feet to fall? And you have a lot of time for your life to flash before your eyes too…

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#12 posted 01-27-2015 09:31 PM

Cool jointer. You would never have an excuse for not having flat stock with square edges. You could also rent out the top for a touch and go landing practice site for a nearby military aviation locale. At least it is not moving up and down-left and right at the same time.

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#13 posted 01-27-2015 09:38 PM

I really like the looks of it but no room for something that size.

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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