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Blog series by twoblacklabs updated 10-02-2013 01:37 AM 6 parts 25782 reads 34 comments total

Part 1: What do I have to work with?

01-13-2011 12:31 AM by twoblacklabs | 11 comments »

I have just acquired an older Jet JJ-6CSX. Is it a Craigslist Gloat? Well that is yet to be determined. However I am quite certain that the description of “Almost New” in the ad wasn’t exactly accurate. But after several weeks of searching and a few days of haggling, I found myself driving 150 miles to trade a shotgun for a jointer. And after 150 miles, I wasn’t eager to return home empty handed. So I took the chance. What I ended up with was indeed a JJ-6CSX. howev...

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Part 2: More pics

01-13-2011 07:11 AM by twoblacklabs | 7 comments »

Fence removed. Cutterhead and table corrosion. The base. Soon to be a lovely off white! Original Motor.

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Part 3: Rust Removal

01-15-2011 02:29 AM by twoblacklabs | 2 comments »

Only able to get a little done so far today. Blades came out of the cutter-head much easier than anticipated and I am grateful. All of the bolts that have been removed so far are soaking in Evapo-rust. The Fence Base is undergoing electrolysis as this is written. Have not used either method before so this is sort of a comparison.

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Part 4: Cutterhead Cleaning

01-20-2011 06:20 PM by twoblacklabs | 1 comment »

Haven’t been able to get much work done due to other commitments. However, I was able to gently pry the bearing housing from each bearing without much difficulty. Then with the HF bearing puller, each bearing was removed. The process of using the pullers, does damage the bearing. I decided to replace the bearings anyway. Locally, bearings were going to be $14 & $17. Crazy. Online, with shipping, $8.47. They should arrive today. In the meantime, I soaked the cutterhead overnight in ...

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Part 5: Bearing Installation

01-26-2011 01:36 AM by twoblacklabs | 3 comments »

Having obtained new bearings, I am now faced with how to reinstall without a shop press. Even before I could use it, I would have to come up with some type of sleeve that would only press on the inner ring and not on the shields. How about a 1/2” impact socket? . So if it’s an “Impact Socket”, why not try to “Impact” it into place? A little grease to ease the installation. Place the bearing on the shaft. 1/2” Drive Impact Socket Viola! ...

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Part 6: Long Time Coming but it's cutting nice and square!

10-02-2013 01:37 AM by twoblacklabs | 10 comments »

Took a long time to get to this point and I neglected to update the blog. However, within the last 2 weeks, I was able to make some great progress. Over the last month and a half, I set up an electrolysis vat using our large recycling cart, car battery charger, bunch of rebar pieces, copper wire, water and washing soda. It’s not completely done but i...

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