Really underground garage
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: mnts of Va
Those old C-man jointers seem to kind of a whippin boy for some equip snobs?
We used one for 30 or so years to VG $$$ effect.We're almost wholey edge jointing,feeling theres better/safer ways to face "joint".But in anycase,our 6" did very well.
Custom enclosed base,a mix of cabmet grade 3/4 plywood as cvrs(fr,back),big honkin pcs of 12/4 Maple fore and aft as verts......all sittin on a steel deck,with steel angle on bases perimieter.Base was filled with concrete....runnin dbl machined pulleys.
Only recently snaggin an 8" longbed jointer.And there isn't a nickle's worth of difference in finish/straightness/squareness of cut.
Just sayin,when folks start spouting off about this or that pc of equip....."talent",overides equip in just about every instance in woodshop.BW
Those who say it cannot be done shouldn't interrupt the people doing it.