Wood Trip!! #2: Getting the Shop ready

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Blog entry by Phil posted 01-23-2016 04:17 PM 978 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Now that I have all of my lumber to start my projects, I need to get my garage in order and put together the shop in the best possible layout. But the first order of business is getting my vintage craftsman jointer in working condition. Oh as a heads up I very rarely and I do mean rarely buy anything tools new. Just a waste of money that can be spent on wood and more tools, but I digress. I have a Craftsman/King Sealey 101.03582 6” jointer with a fixed infeed table and adjustable outfeed with jack screws. I think I got it on the same plane, but I had to replace the bearings and am now having problems figuring out the height of the cutterhead and blades. I see various videos on this and its all confusing. I have a vague idea that the blades should come over the top just a little but not sure how to judge it. I put a flat piece and rotate and it does move but how much is too much, and should it lift the wood up as the cutterhead rotates? This is the current problem and then after this is figured out I can get the finds and make me some damn end grain cutting boards!! I needI dont remember right now


I think I shall call my self the Lumber Chef

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#1 posted 01-23-2016 05:12 PM

Does Craftsman sell a blade setting tool for that model?

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#2 posted 01-23-2016 07:18 PM

No it doesn’t. The whole cutterhead moves up and down and is then locked in. Its really moving the cutterhead up and down. Just a little hard to figure out the best amount of blade raise.

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