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Thread: Cody's 16" Porter 300 CM Jointer Restoration(moved to new thread)

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    Cody's 16" Porter 300 CM Jointer Restoration(moved to new thread)

    1951 model Porter 300 CM 16" jointer.
    All work done by Steve Smith in Colorado.

    Jointer as bought in condition before restoration began.

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    That is going to be very nice!

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    I have had a few of those apart, don't skimp on the bearings. They are my second favorite jointer after the Americans. Never could get use to the spring joint adjustment on the infeed table on the 300c.

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    Yes. Steve is a perfectionist and does a jam-up job on his restorations. I feel very lucky to have found him when I did with him having a Porter in storage.
    The plan is to replace original bearings with ABEC 7 bearings and have the head balanced.

    This jointer was built for the government or military. It had explosion proof electrical box and some sort of epoxy on the motor windings which has to be melted off to rewind motor.
    Last edited by Cody Armstrong; 12-30-2016 at 1:09 PM.

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    Those are some big heavy parts! Looking good

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    Looks great Cody.
    Aj

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    Wow...that's going to be a (very functional) beauty once the restoration is completed!
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    The most expensive tool is the one you buy "cheaply" and often...

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    Are you going to run the head that was in it or put a Tersa in it?


    I am a little jealous, that will be sweet when it's done.

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    I'm excited about it but none of it is cheap that's for sure. On the other hand it's what I was looking for and there's no way I could have done a restore to this magnitude.

    Martin, it will have the original head with knives.

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    I'm excited about it but none of it is cheap that's for sure. On the other hand it's what I was looking for and there's no way I could have done a restore to this magnitude.

    Martin, it will have the original head with knives.
    A new Northfield 16" jointer is about 18k, with extras, over 20.

    As far as I am concerned a totally rebuilt jointer like this is worth a whole lot more than most think.

    A customer of mine will have about 10k (with shipping) in a completely rebuilt 116d Oliver BS. It's worth every penny to them.

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    Totally agree with Darcy. Rehabbing old stuff is a lot of work, parts are expensive ( bearings alone are a killer ) and you need a lot of equipment to move the heavy stuff around. You seldom get paid for all your work ( fine in my world ) because most don't realize the value. More will pay 5-10K for a machine new that will be dead in 10-15 years than for a rehabbed one that will last 50. Good luck with the porter. Dave

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