Some of you in the Tucson area probably saw that ad on CL yesterday for a Powermatic model #60 jointer for $300 and asked yourself "is that a 6 or 8 inch jointer". Well according to Wikipedia, the Powermatic Model 60 was an 8" jointer.
And some of you probably looked at the picture of the jointer and said "I wonder if it's incomplete, or if he has the fence hidden away somewhere. Well yes, it is complete with fence, 2hp motor and extra blades - everything except the manual.
And apparently a half dozen or so actually called to ask about the jointer but were told that some crazy guy an hour south of you had first dibs and was coming up in the morning to look at it. And for you six I just want to say.
Yea, I went there. You up there in the big city all smug with your Woodcraft and Woodworker's Supply and McEwen Lumber and Kent's Tools while I'm down here making my own plywood from cactus needles and elmers glue sticks. I didn't need it, but I wanted it and I got it before you did. So let me say it again.
PS: Yes, I know this is where Warner Const. enters with some visual smackdown consisting of a 19th century 16 or 24" jointer completely restored down to the original pinstripes, but I'm still going to savor the moment.