Final Entry - Achieved Bliss

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Blog entry by GlennsGrandson posted 06-06-2012 02:26 PM 1550 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Knives took longer than I was told to sharpen, personally I think they lost them for a while because when I called them they acted like they had no idea what I was talking about. Anyhow, I got them about 10 days ago and finally had all day yesterday to sit down with it, make sure everything was level and set all the blades.

It sure felt good to see chips sliding down the shoot after several hours that I’ve put into this thing. I like it so much that I don’t even like getting it dusty! Going to need a cover for it.

Thank you everyone for all of the help and motivation to get this old $100 rust bucket into a beautiful staple in my shop!

Project total – about $250 + a ton of hours (No charge for labor this time)

Here are a few of pictures and two short videos.

A Rough cut piece of African Mahogany – BEFORE


Now that’s a colorful pile of happiness!!!

First run through with a beetle kill pine 3/4 board

Two jointed boards together!

-- Grant - N Dakota

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#1 posted 06-06-2012 03:07 PM

Your fingers are too close to the knives! I suggest holding them a bit higher up. Nice tool otherwise.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 06-06-2012 03:20 PM

I noticed that in the video too! good to watch and learn I guess.

-- Grant - N Dakota

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#3 posted 06-07-2012 02:13 AM

There’s about 4,817 LJ’s drooling for your jointer. You did a great job on the restoration, and on the blogs showing your progress. No cutting corners. You did it right.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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