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Delta Manufacturing Co.
Milwaukee, WI; Jackson, TN

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Jointer
Machine Size: 8''
Submitted By: Sean Rankin
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Delta/Crescent 8" Jointer 37-301
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Serial Number: 5694-A
Last Updated 9/23/2019 2:44:51 PM

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I purchased this jointer for $350 from a cabinetmaker in Myrtle Beach who was retiring. He told me his dad bought it new and used if for a decade, but eventually it ended up in a barn. Years later, the gentleman rescued it when he was starting his business.

The machine was in dire need of a tuneup, but since kids #3 & #4 came along over the last couple of years, shop time is a luxury, and figured I'd just made due.

A couple weeks ago I couldn't sleep one night and ended up out in the shop tearing this thing down. All parts were cleaned, paint was stripped, and the cast pieces got a couple coats of Rustoleum Hammered Gray. Additionally, I rewired everything and added a new switch.

The tables on this puppy were really nasty, heavily pitted, and I was determined to clean them up. I ended up using the same process you'd use to clean up the sole of a hand plane: I glued sand paper to a big hunk of granite and worked my way up to finer grits. The tables are really heavy so this was a hell of a workout. I didn't think I was going to get them to a mirror shine, but I'm happy with the result.

Unfortunately, I haven't learned my lesson and accidentally faded the paint on the Delta nameplate, so I think I'll pop all those off and repaint them.

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