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Tuning up an old 4" Rockwell Jointer

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  • #412403
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    Well, I thought I had the second video posted but I didn’t. This is a continuation of the “Rust Never Sleeps” video. That one I did post in the Woodworking/Carpentry section of the forum. Seeing as I did not post the second one, I will put it here, as it deals with the jointer and getting it tuned up. I will also put the third and final video here too.

    I hope you enjoy them. I liked doing them. I am probably at my most comfortable when I am messing around with something and getting it to work right.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #412411
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    Great Videos Jim, Saga or not it’s got me thinking of looking at my 4″ Beaver Jointer.
    Don’t you just hate it when you spend more than enough time searching for the right screws?

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
    — Glenn Botting

    #412413

    Thanks Jim, it is a skill which I like to see but not do. Actually if you have someone that you really don’t like, have me do some mechanical work for them. Your work makes me jealous.

    #412470

    Very nice! Makes me glad to have just bought a new one. I would not have been able to do that, but it would not have stopped me from trying and spending all my free time in over my head and getting nowhere

    #412489
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    JDO, Thank you for posting the videos. Very interesting

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #412570
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    Thanks guys, I had fun doing the work….it’s my “zone”

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #412606
    Lakelover
    Pro
    Fort Qu'Appelle, SK

    I have an old General 6 inch. After a move it was out of plane. The guy that helped move said he had to stand on it to get something else above it.
    GRRRR. Well I had to take off the outfeed side and shim it. But the old dear just humms along.

    I tried to find out how old it was and no luck, but It will out live me and the next owner.

    Old Iron, got to love it.

    #412637
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    I have an old General 6 inch. After a move it was out of plane. The guy that helped move said he had to stand on it to get something else above it.
    GRRRR. Well I had to take off the outfeed side and shim it. But the old dear just humms along.

    I tried to find out how old it was and no luck, but It will out live me and the next owner.

    Old Iron, got to love it.



    @Lakelover
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    Have you taken a look around http://vintagemachinery.org/ ? They may be able to help you find out the age of your General.
    If not they always love a challenge, I posted up pictures of a 100+ year old 3 ton press I have and they had never see or heard of the maker. But did some digging around and found a bunch of info for me.

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
    — Glenn Botting

    #412681
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Have you taken a look around http://vintagemachinery.org/ ? They may be able to help you find out the age of your General.

    Thank you for the link to the site.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #412688
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    Have you taken a look around http://vintagemachinery.org/ ? They may be able to help you find out the age of your General.

    Thank you for the link to the site.

    Your welcome, It’s one of the few places I hang out on the interweb.

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
    — Glenn Botting

    #412703
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    Old Wood Working Machines has a pretty good forum too. I think they are affiliated with Vintage Machinery.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #412778
    Lakelover
    Pro
    Fort Qu'Appelle, SK

    @58Chev

    I have poked around there and not much luck.

    It is a site with tons of info and some curious old machines.

    #412785
    madman_us
    Pro
    Palm Springs, CA

    Great video. Thanks for sharing it with us

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    #412804
    smallerstick
    Pro
    North Bay, ON

    I have an old General 6 inch. After a move it was out of plane. The guy that helped move said he had to stand on it to get something else above it.
    GRRRR. Well I had to take off the outfeed side and shim it. But the old dear just humms along.

    I tried to find out how old it was and no luck, but It will out live me and the next owner.

    Old Iron, got to love it.

    I had one of those a while back. Built in Sherbrooke, QC. I had far less trouble with it than I have had with my old Delta. Delta has good dust collection, though.

    Old Wood Working Machines has a pretty good forum too. I think they are affiliated with Vintage Machinery.

    A site I keep going back to. Great pair of videos, Jim. I do admire your patience.

    BE the change you want to see.
    Even if you can’t Be The Pro… Be The Poster you’d want to read.

    #412938
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    I have an old General 6 inch. After a move it was out of plane. The guy that helped move said he had to stand on it to get something else above it.
    GRRRR. Well I had to take off the outfeed side and shim it. But the old dear just humms along.

    I tried to find out how old it was and no luck, but It will out live me and the next owner.

    Old Iron, got to love it.

    I think I would have had a stroke.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #413169
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    @58Chev

    I have poked around there and not much luck.

    It is a site with tons of info and some curious old machines.



    @Lakelover
    ,
    Post up pictures in the Vintage thread and maybe some of us can assist with info on it.

    http://bethepro.com/forums/topic/tools-vintage-collectible-antique-built-to-last/

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
    — Glenn Botting

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