So i’m planning on building the same jointer in Matthias Wandel’s jointer plans but the only thing that im going to change, is instead of using spruce, i’m going to use maple. I can get it for almost the same price and it is a hardwood. (Any reasons not to use maple are greatly appreciated). Im also going to start with the exact same 12” delta planer that he used which i’ve seen multiple times on craigslist for under $100. (I am currently pursuing one). I think that I have enough skill to have a good finished project although I know that there will be lots of frustration and moments where I will want to give up. I am really looking forward to the build as well as it will push my technical thinking to the next level.
Thanks for looking and I hope to get started on in sometime in the next couple weeks.
FAIR WARNING: This project is going to take a long time and I may go weeks without working/posting on it as im only at the house/shop on weekends if even that often.
Here is a link to a video about the jointer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chjBZGbJy9c