More or less thinking out loud here. Now the the Hall and Brown is restored my attention is drawn to the fact I have 3 jointers in the shop. I have always said that one of the other two would go away. Just not sure which one to dispose of.
Both are 6" jointers. One is a running long bed, 55" I believe. The other is a to be restored 6" jointer short bed, 38" +/-. I am torn between the two. The long bed has obvious advantages but the H&B is even longer beds.
The shorter one will fit in a smaller space and is good for small parts and I could run longer ones on the H&B. It also has some sentimental attachment but this is not really a factor. I don't really want to just keep it because.