Hall and Brown 12" jointer restoration
Posted 04 May 2007 - 09:05 AM
Details and more photos on my web site.
Posted 04 May 2007 - 10:02 AM
Posted 04 May 2007 - 10:58 AM
I'm using a 1946 Delta Unisaw in my shop
Posted 04 May 2007 - 11:07 AM
Posted 29 June 2007 - 04:51 AM
I still use my grandfather's 1946 8" Delta saw and the matching 1947 4" jointer, though I wish the jointer were larger. The fence on the table saw is kinda flimsy looking, but it has been dead on accurate since the day I put it back together.
Posted 26 August 2007 - 06:30 AM
77 hours labor and not much money latter it is running. The motor was a give-me. Don't know anything about it. No data plate so we don't horsepower. Guessing it was built in the 1910-1920's. It was on a 24" jointer so I knew it would drive a 12" jointer. Motor looked like heck when I got. So it had to be restored but it ran perfectly. So no repairs were made to it. I probably spend 8 hour restoring it. Thats not counted in the 77.
These photos show the temporary electicals sitting on the floor. I finally found the correct cover for the controls. So that will all be mounted out of sight now. Plus I am looking for a more elegant return spring on my guard. It works, but I want something that looks better than that. I consider this proof of concept since these didn't have guards originally.
I have run a lot of walnut across it in the past couple of weeks. Mostly face jointing but some edge jointing. I love listening to the flat belt lacing's clicking. ;D But the old square head makes some noise beating the air. Sounds like a wanna be siren. Longest restoration I have taken on but it was worth it. Already wondering how I got by without a big jointer!
More on my website if your interested.
Posted 26 August 2007 - 10:30 AM
I'd love a jointer, but I have a serious space problem with what's in my little shop already. I doubt that I could even fit that monster in there!