Delta DJ20 Jointer Restoraton #2: Making Progress

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Blog entry by Julian posted 02-27-2016 05:32 AM 2843 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Getting Started on the Jointer Part 2 of Delta DJ20 Jointer Restoraton series Part 3: Ready for re-assembly »

I finished the metal base cabinet today. The original color is not available so I just painted it silver. The jointer doesn’t have to look like the original. It just needs to work.

The tables took about 2 hours to clean. I applied the toilet cleaner several times to eat away the rust. Then I used a palm sander with 180, 220, & 320 grits. The out-feed table has more pitting than the in-feed. The pitting does not show up in the photo. The tables just need to be flat and some pitting will not affect the performance.

I need to purchase a slim 10mm wrench to remove the knives and order new ones. Then start cleaning the cutting head. I’ll tackle that tomorrow.

-- Julian

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#1 posted 02-27-2016 07:06 AM

That’s coming along really nice. I’m looking forward to watching your progress.

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#2 posted 02-27-2016 08:37 AM

A slim 10mm wrench can be made by linishing an existing one that you can spare.
Take care doing it and do lit let it overheat.

Good Job

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 02-27-2016 12:57 PM

That will be a nice machine

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#4 posted 02-27-2016 03:53 PM

Looking goog, bud. Fun times.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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