Jointer and Planer Fliptop #4: planer and 2nd wing attached

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 10-02-2014 01:29 AM 1731 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: jointer bolted down and dust collection hole drilled out Part 4 of Jointer and Planer Fliptop series Part 5: Re-wire motor for CCW and fitted dust collection »

I can see light at the end of the tunnel!
Today, I attached the 2nd fold up wing and placed the planer. Everything is coming together.
Tomorrow, laying down some hardboard on the outfeed / infeed tables and work out the dust extraction chamber (which is below the planer stand).

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 10-02-2014 12:27 PM

That is really smart Holbs. I can really see the merits of the system. I am contemplating something similar with my benchtop jointer. Does the infeed table have a mechanism where it can adjust with the table? Either way great job

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 10-02-2014 12:38 PM

Nice one!

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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#3 posted 10-02-2014 02:33 PM

Kaleb… yes. both tables are identical: can be adjusted height wise (as far as the 2 silver adjusting feet can travel where the tables meet the stand… so… 1”+ maybe?). I did it this way to give me flexibility, errors in measurements of the structure (always happens that i’m off 1/16” here or there), and because the infeed table of the jointer adjusts up and down, and for any seasonal wood movement. The other neat thing, are the torsion box tables are actually not attached to anything, letting gravity and friction hold them in place. This will allow me to remove the 4’ torsion boxes and use them for other infeed / outfeed applications such as my next project of a Miter saw / contractor saw table.

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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