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I was with a co worker last year when he found what looked like a hardly used General 6Ē jointer for sale in town.
Unfortunately the ladies husband had passed away and she was selling all of his woodworking tools.
He used it to do some renovations and sold it to me for what he paid . Itís in great shape, so I had no problem handing over $800 for it . Donít know if Iíll ever use it,but itís there if I need it .
And yes the shops a mess right now
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Should fit nicely hiding in amongst the dreaded insulation material Rick.

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My jointer might be the 2nd most used machine in my shop. That one looks like new. He couldn't have used it much.
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Since I resale a lot of my Walnut, I am constantly using the jointer to straighten and flatten wood before planing. Good buy.

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Fellow member and my good friend Terry recently bought a very rusty jointer from a widow who had lost her husband some time ago but couldn't bring herself to sell her late husband's tools unlit now. She asked for $200.00 which Terry didn't hesitate to pay.
The first shot gives an indication of what it looked like when bought and the second shot a couple of days later. It has a 48" table.
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My jointer might be the 2nd most used machine in my shop. That one looks like new. He couldn't have used it much.
Not that it should matter,but I wanted to match my other machines, so I was wanting to stay with General, even though they may have slipped a tad quality wise with the International part .
I would have liked to have gone bigger , but beggars canít be choosers . Once my shop is all finished and organized,this Jointer is going to take up less space than I thought to.

I was devastated when Mike had found this locally on Kijiji last year . The funny part is, I was just thinking about the other day , and Mike never mentioned anything at work,but sends me a surprise text yesterday evening asking if Iíd be interested.
I thought Iíd drive over quick before he had a change of heart .

I think it will be a great addition to the shop at some point . I just had my roof redone ,as the shingles were in terrible shape . I didnít want to start insulating the ceiling only to have it leak soon afterwards , so I thought Iíd get that piece of the puzzle done before I proceed .

Thereís a wood supplier business in the Crowsnest Pass closing down, and I have a friend checking to see if there going to have any decent prices on 3/4Ē plywood for my ceiling and walls
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Rick,

Now you have a good reason to insulate and heat the shop. You don't want that nice table to rust. Nice machine, I like the General machines. My drill press and my ceiling mounted dust filter are both Generals. I always keep my eyes open for General tools for sale, I would love to have one of their table saws and a planer also. Before the International thing happened, they were built in Drummondville Quebec and I sold them some Cold finished steel bars several years ago.
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"and I have a friend checking to see if there going to have any decent prices on 3/4” plywood for my ceiling and walls"

?!....a bit of overkill, maybe? Why?
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"and I have a friend checking to see if there going to have any decent prices on 3/4” plywood for my ceiling and walls"

?!....a bit of overkill, maybe? Why?
This is a good question. I would like to drywall and call it a day , but being able to attach anywhere you want is always handy.
In my case I am using a lot of French cleats to hold up all my shelving and my clamps , and it’s not that difficult to find a stud.
So I think plywood may be unnecessary, or maybe a person could put a sheet over the drywall if he needs it ?
OSB looks so so,and isn’t as strong as plywood . I just checked prices on 3/4” plywood , and it’s going to cost around $2500 to do the inside of the garage , that’s including the ceiling . This may prove to be to costly ,and cut into my cnc budget .

Unfortunately drywall has doubled in price over the last year ,and it’s 15 bucks for a 4x8 sheet of 1/2” now

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Rick - that's a good looking jointer - very clean - I thought you had a General table saw as well???? Like Dan, I think 3/4" plywood is overkill. I just finished my shop/basement and used 1/2" drywall. When I finish hanging my stuff I'll just use the studs.

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