Friday, November 20, 2009
O.k. then, I found this jointer for $60 bucks. I figured I didn't have much to lose, so I bought it.
I needed to get one for a project I was working on and thought, "this will get the job done, then maybe I will fix it up."
Turns out this is a 1949 Walker Turner model. I finished the project and moved on to another one. When I finally had a little spare time I started tearing it down. In true "Jimmer" fashion I went a little crazy on the project. Every black part you see is powder coated, I wire wheeled the knobs and hardware, rebuilt the motor and resurfaced the top of the table. I also built a cart to roll it around on.
I think it's safe to say I have one of the coolest 1949 jointers around. Also Does this take me another step down the road of "uncool old woodworker guy"?
Posted by James Bayless at 5:06 PM