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Jim Hallman

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  1. Jim Hallman

    1924 Oliver 133 Jointer

    I never promised I would finish this project in a timely manner! Now here is the progress since last posted? I am still holding down a general contractor business. Upon disassembling the Oliver 133, I found the main body casting had been welded near the front main bearing. Cleaned up the weld beads down to better obscure the repair and hopefully this does not weaken the old repair enough for failure. Then proceeded to remove one of the out-feed table knobs and broke the casting. To repair the break, brass brazed the casting. So much for being original condition. Next, removed most of the old grey paint from the tables and fence and repainted grey. I didn't bother trying to find an exact paint match. Medium grey is enough for me. The next post I will be plating the hardware and knobs and begin re-assembly. Jim
  2. Jim Hallman

    1924 Oliver 133 Jointer

    Now to remove the planer blades from the cutter head requiring a spanner wrench. Fabricated the side spanner wrench out of 3/8" steel plate and 1"x1"x1/8"x15" square tubing for a handle. Here is closeup view of the tool. The pins are from a 1/4" bolt and decided not to weld in the pins so they can be replaced if need be. Loosening and removing the blades was very easy and none of the spanner screws were bound or rusted from moving. The blades turned out to be Craftsman 6" cutter blades. Ended up painting the spanner tool with flat black Rustolem Rust Reformer to keep it from rusting. Next part of the project will be cleaning up the parts from rust and grime. Most of the rust is superficial and no apparent pitting which is good. The rest of the project should be fairly easy and not as many challenges.
  3. Jim Hallman

    1924 Oliver 133 Jointer

    Slowly continuing to restore the old Oliver 133 planer as time permits. The original stock planer came from the factory with a direct-drive electric motor. Somewhere in the planers life, the motor was replaced with a small 4V pulley and driven with an offset electric motor. Removing the pulley was a PIA to pull off by utilizing an OTC 3-arm pulley puller. Removing the pulley messed up the end of the shaft and had to cleaned up. Finding the parts to restore the motor to factory is probably not worth the effort unless one can find the original parts but that is always an option. So will likely install a new pulley and drive it with an offset belt and motor as before. The next challenge was how to remove the old bearing inner races off each end of the main shaft. There was not enoughroom to place a puller behind the race. Tried to drive off the race with a punch but only accomplished banging up the old races. So elected to burn off the races with a cutting torch. One has to be careful not to burn through into the shaft below the race. However, the torch left a couple divets in the shaft but will be covered up by the new bearing inner race. The divets could be filled with weld and re-machine it but decided not to. Then placed the shaft on an old Atlas metal lathe to clean up the main shaft. Attachments include the respost of the main shaft with the pulley and the old bearings. The next step is removing the cutter blades utilizing an homemade side spanner wrench. Thanks for everyone's input.
  4. Jim Hallman

    1924 Oliver 133 Jointer

    Tom I have not made the tool yet and didn't want to get anxious and ruin something. That said, your idea might work and I will look into what you are suggesting. I like the forum because it is like we are all in the same room trying to figure out the best way to figure it out. Besides, we could have a donut party. How about apple fritters? I also want to thank Stick for his last Sunday post on spanner wrenches.
  5. Jim Hallman

    1924 Oliver 133 Jointer

    Thanks GrandpaDave for the great post packed full info. Appreciate it! All what you said makes sense. Making the spanner sounds like a fun project. The next step with the Jointer is to take the part hardware to have them plated including the knobs. I will be upgrading the Jointer by ordering an Oliver guard from Olivermachinery.net along with their push blocks to save the fingers when operating this beast. When the project is completed, I will send pictures to the forum of the finished product.
  6. Sorry guys but I am re-posting this subject again now that I am a member. I was having trouble getting back to my original non-member post about the 1924 Oliver Jointer topic. Anyway, I acquired a 1924 Oliver 133 jointer and now in the process of restoring it. The cutter head needs to be disassembled that includes 3 cutter blades which are secured to the cutter block with 3 flat side spanner "screws". See attached pictures of the cutter head. The screw spanner holes are 1/4" diameter and are spaced at about 13/16" OC. There are a lot of knock-off China built adjustable spanner wrenches but question if they will hold up to do the job I suspect the machine when it was sold had a wrench included with it. BTW I emailed eaglemachinery-repair.com last week, who deals with antique Oliver machines about the spanner wrench and they have not responded back yet. There was an article on the a website I think about a 1922 Oliver 133 back in 2012 but no followup articles on that since. Anybody out there that has done this?
  7. Lew -

    I am new to the forum and I am having a difficult time navigating to my first post that was a guest at the time.  It had to do with the 1924 Oliver 133 jointer.

    Any suggestions or anybody for that matter....


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    2. Jim Hallman

      Jim Hallman

      I think the problem I am having is I posted something before I was a member and should probably start over with the same question.

    3. lew



      That's correct. I checked with the site administrator and discovered that "guests" can only post in the "Introduce Yourself" forum and cannot upload images.


      We would love for you to consider joining our site- hey, it's FREE and there are lots of really great people here. Looking forward to seeing those pictures.


      Let me know if I can help with anything else!



    4. Jim Hallman

      Jim Hallman


      I am a member now

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