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Forum topic by Nick424 posted 11-27-2020 02:32 AM 261 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Nick424

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11-27-2020 02:32 AM

I just want to say how thankful that I am. It has been a wonderful year for me. Earlier this year my son found an online school auction about an hour and a half from me and they had a Northfield 12” jointer. There were only two pictures, and they were very poor. We decided to take a chance and were lucky enough to buy it at a price so low I would feel bad telling. We picked it up and took it home.

About two hours cleaning with the wire brush and we had this.

I had to get a VFD to run it but it runs like a champ. I put new carbide tipped blades on it and I love the way it cuts. It does not do as well in the figured wood as the 8” Delta did with the shelix head, but I am still quite pleased. We sold the Delta on Craigs list in two hours, and got double what we paid for the Northfield.

Then earlier this month a friend of mine said he knew where I could get some Koa, and other wood from Hawaii. I went to look at it and brought this home!

Couldn’t wait to make a few boxes.

And a few ornaments.
I know that others have had a tough time this year, but I just wanted to express my thankfulness for the blessings that I have received.


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#1 posted 11-27-2020 02:36 AM

Beautiful work and restore on that beast of a planer.
Great koa and the boxes are beautiful too.
Happy Thanksgiving.

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#2 posted 11-27-2020 02:48 AM

Let me say welcome and thanks to this “forum” for I feel that this will fill a void in a lot of peoples lives. I pledge that I will only promote “kindness”...

I make these “pocket angels” to give to people, as a thank you for their “Kindness”... usually, there is a story on how this little angel made their day. I’ll stop there…

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#3 posted 11-27-2020 02:49 AM

Ps

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#4 posted 11-27-2020 02:54 AM

What a great find.Congrats.The wood is beautiful.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#5 posted 11-27-2020 03:15 AM


Let me say welcome and thanks to this “forum” for I feel that this will fill a void in a lot of peoples lives. I pledge that I will only promote “kindness”...

I make these “pocket angels” to give to people, as a thank you for their “Kindness”... usually, there is a story on how this little angel made their day. I ll stop there…

- Desert_Woodworker


What are your Angels made of?

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#6 posted 11-27-2020 03:42 AM


Let me say welcome and thanks to this “forum” for I feel that this will fill a void in a lot of peoples lives. I pledge that I will only promote “kindness”...

I make these “pocket angels” to give to people, as a thank you for their “Kindness”... usually, there is a story on how this little angel made their day. I ll stop there…

- Desert_Woodworker

What are your Angels made of?

- Nick424

I will reply later (teaser Medex)

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#7 posted 11-27-2020 01:22 PM

Such great deals and I am jealous. The jointer came out looking new. And the Koa wood…wow !

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