Tool Gloat - My First Jointer

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Blog entry by NewPickeringWdWrkr posted 09-01-2010 04:26 AM 1994 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sunday, I saw a listing in Craigs List for a 6” jointer for $100. I thought why not take a look and sent a reply. I got a response back in short order stating that he had 2 others in line in front of me to take a look and if they fell through, he’d give me the next crack. I figured it was gone and I’d have to resume my patient vigil.

Well, I was surprised and today I brought it home. It has new blades and a new drive belt. The bed and fench are free of rust but looks like it could use a new paint job. The manufacturer label is missing, but I (and the owner) believe it to be a BusyBee model from about 10 or 15 years ago (he got it 2nd hand as well).

I guess the only lament I have is that the blade guard is missing. Maybe I can pick one up somewhere. Otherwise I’ll have to ensure my respect for what this tool can do never faulters.

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#1 posted 09-01-2010 06:08 AM

Nice find.
Maybe make a blade guard out of hardwood and a bolt?

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#2 posted 09-01-2010 06:15 AM

It should be relatively easy to make a blade guard for it. Or maybe find one on ebay.

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#3 posted 09-01-2010 04:56 PM

You might check with LJ Milo. He was asking about a similar situation.

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

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