Brampton, ON, CA
Musical instruments I've made.
About two years ago, I replaced the cutter head on my 6" Steel City jointer. I replaced it with a Shelix segmented cutter head. The replacement cutter head was a drop-in replacement for my specific machine.
My installation process was much as Mr. Johnson demonstrates but for two things. First, I chose to have the bearing pre-installed on the new cutter head, saving me the potential difficulty of getting the existing bearings off of the old cutter head and onto the new cutter head. Second, the pulley mounted on the Steel City cutter head could not be removed - even with a gear puller - and had to be cut off, a long and arduous process. That required buying and installing a new proprietary (Steel City) pulley.
When finally installed, it works very well and I'm very pleased with the result. It was, however, more difficult - at least on my particular machine - than is shown in Mr. Johnson's video.
no, pick ME. I'd love to hone my lathe skills.
count me in.
Please add me to the draw as well.
Sure, I'd like to win a set of bench cookies!
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