Got myself a vintage jointer! (Building a workshop on the cheap!)

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by LoudTele, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. LoudTele

    LoudTele Tele-Meister

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    Found this at a yard sale over the weekend:

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    It's a 1952-53 or so vintage Craftsman (manufactured by King-Seely) 4 3/8" jointer. It has a rolling stand, and weighs a ton. Plugged it in and it seems to work fine. Needs a little rust removal TLC, and probably new blades. I paid $20.

    It joins my recent Craig's List finds:

    A 32" Rockwell Radial Arm Drill Press - (Can drill string through holes and hog out pickups!)

    Craftsman Scroll Saw

    Craftsman Router Table

    Craftsman 13/4 HP Router

    Total price for everything so far: $170. WooT!

    I already have a table saw, compound mitre, and most of the other hand and power tools I need.

    I'm now looking for a dust handling system, a thickness planer, a band saw, and a couple of other odds and ends, then I'll be building out a workshop in the kids now outgrown toy room. Should make guitar building, along with other household projects, a lot easier.
     
  2. dragonfly66

    dragonfly66 Friend of Leo's

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    WOW $170, patience pays off!!
     
  3. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

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    What the heck is a radial arm drill press???

    Nice score on the jointer BTW.
     
  4. LoudTele

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    The drill head slides in and out on the radial arm. It can drill a hole in the middle of a 32" piece of wood, IOW16" from the edge, so it can reach anywhere on a guitar body - or, as I told my wife, in the middle of a table. Fortunately, it did not occur to her to ask why I would want to drill a hole in the middle of a table. ;)
     
  5. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Is that so when you spill stuff, you don't have worry about cleaning it up? It just drains out to the floor.
     
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