Late 1800's 12" Frank H. Clement jointer

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Blog series by jbswearingen updated 04-18-2019 01:54 PM 7 parts 9007 reads 16 comments total

Part 1: Purchase and rebuild

10-10-2018 02:27 AM by jbswearingen | 0 comments »

With my move to a bigger shop, I started hunting for a larger jointer to replace my 8×42” American Woodworking Machinery machine. I had the space but a limited budget. I found this about five hours from my house AND at the limit of my budget so I hooked up my trailer and set off. It was in rough shape cosmetically, but really needing only new bearings and blades. I tore it apart to repaint with Rustoleum Hammered black spray paint. Painting is done and reassemblyhas begun. ...

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Part 2: Painting

10-10-2018 02:29 AM by jbswearingen | 0 comments »

Rustoleum Hammered Black

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Part 3: Moving into my shop

10-10-2018 02:32 AM by jbswearingen | 0 comments »

I rented an engine hoist to get it off the trailer and into my shop. Went without a hitch.

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Part 5: Dust collection

10-14-2018 02:02 AM by jbswearingen | 0 comments »

I added dust collection this evening. Cleats are secured to the base with 1/4-20 machine screws and wingnuts. Port is attached to 1/2” plywood, which sits on the cleats. Ramps are 1/4” ply. Silicone caulk to seal. Rockler Dust Right fixtures.

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Part 6: Motor is rebuilt and repainted

10-18-2018 02:26 AM by jbswearingen | 4 comments »

Fresh paint and new bearings means the 1930’s era motor should be good for a few more decades!

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Part 7: It's running and passes the nickel test!

04-18-2019 01:54 PM by jbswearingen | 5 comments »

My apologies for not keeping up here. With only sporadic work done on this thing and family, after school activities, and other things getting in the way, I kinda forgot. The motor that came with the jointer failed. I haven’t diagnosed it yet, but I think there’s an internal short. It ran briefly, for a few minutes, but now when I power it up with my VFD (the motor is 3 phase), the VFD won’t get above 7Hz and there’s a click coming from inside the motor with each...

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