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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-31-2019, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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Chuck I may be reading this wrong but it sounds like you're adjusting the outfeed table to the cutter head knives and I suspect if you were to check each knife this way it would be slightly different even if speaking of thousandths of an inch. The jig sets on the outfeed table as the referenced point does it not? My cutter head adjustments for the knives are like the attached picture. The other pic is of the Shelix head I'm going to install that should be an upgrade and far easier in the long run to maintain.

The jointer I have I bought from an older gentleman that bought it new. If there was a factory jig it's long gone and I never got it. What I seem to remember was a jig that was used to install the cutter head without the knives installed but then that was way back almost 50 years ago in shop class.
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A jointer knife jog mounts to the outfeed table. A planer jig mounts to the cutterhead. With a jointer knife jig, the knives should all end up aligned with the outfeed table.

Once you add a shelix, you'll need to adjust the ourfeed table to align with the shelix.
I built my own jointer with a shelix head. The outfeed table was adjusted to align with the head, then the infeed table adjusted parallel to the outfeed table.

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You are aware that you can have your blades sharpened at the saw shop for around $15,or so, on those older planers, the blades are a lot thicker than the new ones.
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Found this Wood Whisperer video on setting up the planer. Just FYI for those interested in more basics.

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Steve my jointer came with a knife setting gauge that straddles the cutter head like the planer knife setting gauges do. My jointer is about 25 years old so maybe they don't come with them anymore. I see yours does have the jack screws which mine doesn't so I don't know for sure what is easiest for you. If you change to a Byrd Shellix head then it won't matter. You'll set the outfeed table to it. The only issue then is to make sure the head is coplanar to the outfeed.

The way I set mine is like this except I don't bother with the magnets. I just hold it down with one hand. https://www.instructables.com/id/Kni...-Your-Jointer/

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Shusssh Herb, you want the wife to hear you? Yes, I am aware and had thought about that but the Shelix head is the way I wanted to go when I first got the jointer and now seems like as good a time as ever to just do it.

Gerry, great project and looks like a wonderful machine but I've got to ask, how long and how much did you have in it? Also, no fence or guard? Tell me a guard at least has been installed...
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Gerry, great project and looks like a wonderful machine but I've got to ask, how long and how much did you have in it? Also, no fence or guard? Tell me a guard at least has been installed...

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About $700, and maybe 3 months. Few evenings a week, and a few hours Saturdays and Sundays.


There is a fence on it now, but still no guard. But I haven't really used it since I built it. Still planning on a guard at some point.
The fence is a fixed aluminum extrusion.

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