A New Year's Gloat

Late Saturday night, my wife says to me, "Oh, I forgot to tell you: John (the next-door neighbor) called while you were out today. He said he had a jointer for you." Jumping back a few months: John had mentioned he was in the market for a new one, so I told him to let me know when he did, and I would consider buying his old one. I figured that time had finally come. Sunday morning, I give him a call and after exchanging the usual New Year's pleasantries he tells me, to my complete astonishment, that I can HAVE his old jointer. Free. Gratis. No charge. The bottom line: a Delta 37-070 6" Variable Speed Bench Jointer.
There are few things in life as gratifying as having a good neighbor.
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I picked on up a 37-070 from a shop going out of business a few months ago. It was brand new in the box for $100. I regret it now that I've tried to use it several times on stock longer than 24 inches. That could have been $100 towards a real jointer.
Kevin in Bakersfield
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Nothing like a bucket of cold water on someone's gloat.
The nice thing is he can still put the price he paid for the jointer towards a real jointer, as many times as he wants to.
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Hank Gillette wrote:

Variable
months ago.

tried to

have been

Heck, he might even develop the skill to use the jointer effectively on stock longer than 24" - it's not that hard ;)
Dave Hall
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You can remove cups and twists from stock longer than 24" on a less than 24" in feed table?
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Yes attach it to a straight piece of scap to begin with!

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That's an interesting idea. I think the trick would be in actually attaching cupped and/or twisted stock without temporarly straightening it, only to have it deform as soon as you unfasten it?
I just saw an article in shop notes on a jig to remove cups and twists from the face of boards using a planer. I'm still not sure how to apply the same technique to the jointer.
I think a photo or drawing would be really helpful to several of us in the little jointer club.
Kevin
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It's similar to what you do to run a piece of non straight stock through a table saw. On the table saw you attach a piece of straight stock to the board parallel to the face you want to save but opposite it, aligning it the best you can to save as much stock, then put the straight piece against the fence and set the width to save as much material as possible and rip. Then remove the straight stock and adjust the fence to rip the other side parallel and now you have straight board.
On the jointer you would lose some of this straight stock that is why I suggested using scrap or a piece of furring stock that is straight ($.58 for an 8' piece). Place the scrap piece just proud of the edge that you want to set straight then run the two pieces through the jointer until you have the cup or twist out of the piece your trying to set straight then take it over to the table saw remove the scrap and rip it parallel to the nice fresh edge and viola you have a parallel board on a short planer.
Good luck, Rich
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Yes.

24"
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24"
Or he can take the board over to his neighbor that gave him the short jointer and use the longer one.
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Roger Shoaf

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Geez, Kevin.. maybe he was gloating about how it feels to have a nice neighbour? Buy one of THOSE for a 100 bucks.
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Robatoy wrote:

Well perceived, Robatoy. It was definitely a dual-purpose gloat.
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I was only thinking out loud of my own regret, not trying to throw cold water as it were. I may actually learn something though if Dave can elaborate on his abilities with short jointers.
Kevin in Bakersfield
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Kevin in Bakersfield wrote:

Yes, indeed! As a newbie myself, I'm all ears if people care to share their hints and tips.
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Hey how about making a stand so you can set the jointer so the infeed table is level with the top of your table saw? That way you can in effect have a long infeed table.
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Tue, Jan 4, 2005, 8:42am (EST-1) kkokal+ snipped-for-privacy@yuck.net (KevinKokal) says: <snip> There are few things in life as gratifying as having a good neighbor.
Oh, I don't know. Who needs neighbors? I got my planer from a friend I made from here. Free. He had bought a new, larger, one. I did have to pay the shipping, but could care less about that (not a lot less, granted). I'd still not have a planer if not for him. I am very thankful for that, and will continue to be so.
By the way, you suck, because you've got a jointer, and I don't.
Jointer for the poor, jointer for the poor. LMAO
JOAT EVERY THING THAT HAPPENS STAYS HAPPENED. - Death
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snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote in (KevinKokal)

Weren't you the same one soliciting sacrifices for the woodworking gods?
Looks like you got at least one! ;-)
Patriarch
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Wed, Jan 5, 2005, 8:23am (EST+5) snipped-for-privacy@nospam.comcast.dot.net (Patriarch) is sacreligious and asks: Weren't you the same one soliciting sacrifices for the woodworking gods? Looks like you got at least one! ;-)
When I pay the freight, the only sacrifice is on my part. Anyway, a "proper" sacrifice for the Woodworking Gods would be a slightly used virgin, preferably short, slightly plump, brunette, and likes to keep house. You guys are definitely lax on "any" sacrifices, let alone a "proper" sacrifice. Ah well, can't expect much religion from heathens.
The Woodworking Gods blessed him anyway, personal favor for me.
JOAT EVERY THING THAT HAPPENS STAYS HAPPENED. - Death
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