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Blog series by mIps updated 07-31-2016 09:32 PM 3 parts 3653 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: My first jointer

04-10-2016 04:48 AM by mIps | 11 comments »

Well, my tried-and-true method failed me today. Usually, whenever I think I might go yard-sale or garage-sale looking, I am sure to take at least five to ten dollars with me to ward off anything that I might find interesting and, until today, it’s worked. I carry money, I see nothing interesting that I want or need.But, today, I was carrying $15 and found a old craftsman 6” jointer that the owner was willing to sell me for $50. So, now I am the owner.It needs some attention and lo...

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Part 2: De-rusting

07-10-2016 10:22 PM by mIps | 2 comments »

Well, I finally had a chance to start tackling the jointer cleanup. luckily the in/out-feed tables were fairly clean and had only light rust. I took two passes with rust cleaner on both and then a light sand with WD-40 as “lubricant”. They cleaned right up and look good. The cutter head is a different story. It’s more rusted and harder to clean. I did the best I could with a wire brush and a green scrub pad. I’ll know later if I helped any in getting the old blades ou...

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Part 3: cart!

07-31-2016 09:32 PM by mIps | 0 comments »

Started assembling the replacement cart for the jointer today. It went pretty well. I tried the technique of making a shallow saw kerf and then slicing it off to make a rabbet. This was the first time I’d tried that technique and it worked BEAUTIFULLY! I was super happy. Ive watched videos of people doing this and they always used 1/8” spacer bars to offset the piece. I just lined op the piece with the INSIDE of the blade, then used a cutoff as a spacer and made the kerf. Perfect....

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