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Home Built 13" Jointer #5: Motor Mount

02-01-2016 04:13 AM by Ger21 | 1 comment »

With a 50lb motor, I needed a way to mount it securely, and also have a way to adjust the belt tension. I came up with the motor mounted to a block, that would key into another securely mounted block. Two carriage bolts hold the motor in place, and the keyed slot keeps the motor parallel to the ground. I started by gluing up two blocks of baltic birch, to get 1-1/2” thick. I did a lot of measuring to make sure the pulleys would line up, as my CAD model was off a little (5/16”). Using a forstner bit, I drilled the counterbores for the four carriage bolts to mount the motor. Then followed those with 5/16” through holes.I then drilled the holes for the bolts that woul...

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