Quotes From Northfield
Qty 1 12-21 Jointer Shipswheel w/ wood spokes $ 494.64/ea
Qty 1 16” HD Jointer Manual $ 30.00/ea
Spoke to the welding teacher, Glen, at the technical college. The students might can weld the cutter head guard support ($116 previously quoted) and ships wheel, no guarantee of the surety of the welds.
I've had the students do some welding before, they do a good job. These parts won't have major force applied when in use, so I can likely get by wi th a moderately professional weld for the time being. Gives the guys/girls some practical experience and you pay them a nice gratuity.
The guard "blade" itself is aluminum, so the advanced students can do the a luminum welding when classes start May 20.
I've known Glen for a long time, 12 yrs or so. When I first walked into th e shop, he didn't hesitate to chewed me out, royally. "YOU DON"T WALK INTO THIS SHOP UNLESS YOU HAVE SAFETY GLASSES ON!!!!" I won't forget that. He spoke loud enough for all the students to hear. No telling how often h e's reminded students to wear safety glasses.