I've been in great need of a jointer, and since I've been working
mainly with small projects lately, boxes and cutting boards mostly, I
was willing to settle for a cheap, used tabletop jointer.
Since they're heavy, and shipping costs are high, I've been perusing
the Denver Craigslist. As usual with Craigslist, the few jointers I
found were way overpriced.
Then on Monday I saw an ad for a "Planer" for $75, but the guy's ad had
a picture of the Woodtek tabletop jointer copied from the Woodworker's
Supply web site. The guy said it wasn't a picture of the actual
"planer," and that the actual machine looked about the same except it
was on an enclosed stand. (!?)
I figured that even if it was the tabletop unit it would be worth $75,
as long as it was in OK shape.
Gloat #1: When I got to his place, it turned out to be a regular
full-sized 6" Woodtek jointer! Old, but in pretty good shape. He said
that it had been give to him by a friend. He had intended to use it to
build a bunch of oak furniture but never got around to it and had sold
his house and was moving to Norfolk VA on Friday. I did explain to him
that it was actually a jointer not a planer, and what it was used for.
Gloat #2: He said I also had to take the OAK that he was going to use,
because he didn't want to pay to have it hauled off. 65+ bd ft of s4s
1x6 and 1x8 white and red oak boards and 8 2-1/4 x 2-1/4 s4s oak table
Some days you eat the bear...
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