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One Big Jointer: One Huge Upgrade

comments (0) October 17th, 2013 in blogs, videos

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Video Length: 7:51
Produced by: Frank Howarth

You might have seen my colleague Matt Kenney's recent post about the work he put into his new Oliver 12 in. jointer.

But of course Matt is not the only one with room for an aircraft carrier in his shop. Oregon woodworker Frank Howarth, who also likes him some vintage iron, shot and edited this beautifully detailed video highlighting the work he's put into his own turn-of-the-twentieth-century jointer from Porter.

Howarth walks through the history of the machine, its operation and recent modifications - a modern helical cutterhead and improved dust collection. He also shows the viewer, step by step, how he made a replacement for the missing cutter guard.

Mr. Howarth has an impressive shop and he knows how to put together an engaging video. Definitely worth a look.


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