if you can determine what angle the knives set in the cutterhead, machine a
block to that angle and use some metal stock the thickness of the knives,
wouldn't that be an easy way to find top dead center on a jointer?
After reading your post I envisioned a wooden block set on the outfeed table
with a long light wooden (6-8") arm pivoted from it so the arm extends over
the infeed table.
As the cutter head is rotated backwards(toward the outfeed table) it will
lift and drop the arm... a ruler or graduated scale held perpendicular to
the infeed table and behind the arm will give a point of reference and make
it easy to discern minute differences in elevation.
Piece of glass, tempered preferably. You can see the knives as they touch.
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