Vintage Craftsman Jointer
I've wanted to add a Jointer to my collection for a while. I was thinking about picking one up, likely a newer, used model. Then I started looking at vintage machines and they really struck a chord with me. I have a Walker Turner band saw from the 30's and it is a beast, all cast iron, really nice lookng castings IMO.
I was checking out FB Market place one morning and I found an older Craftsman 6" that I thought was pretty cool, $100 so I figured wth, I will give it a whirl. Messaged the seller, it was his Dad's, it's in a town that is about an hour out of my way on a return trip from a business meeting so I scheduled a pick up this coming week.
I started doing some research on the Jointer and surprisingly found out that it was manufactured for Craftsman by Walker Turner! Circa 1936 or 1937, about the same as my bandsaw, I was pretty stoked.
Before I turned in that night and I couldn't believe it, another of the exact same jointer in a town 20 miles away, same price, so I figured it wouldn't hurt to have extra parts for an 80+ year old jointer, and I bought it.
I actually picked it up the next day and had a great time tearing it apart. Pretty simply machine, very heavy duty fence. The badge on it is in very good shape, I'm on the fence on whether I will repaint it, that 80 year old paint is pretty cool IMO. Now I am looking for a stand, WT had a gorgeous cast stand for thier version, unlikely I will ever find one, but I will look, there was also a steel stand, I have already located one of those.
Pics in order, #1 jointer, #2 jointer, #2 tables cleaned up, #2 badge, Original color from under the indicator, WT cast stand(not mine), WT steel stand