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homemade 12" jointer #3: Running for the first time! And with some pics!

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Blog entry by Cole Tallerman posted 702 days ago 5970 reads 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Sides done, cutter head mounted, and motor mounted. (only sketchup, pics next weekend, sorry!) Part 3 of homemade 12" jointer series no next part

You may have seen my last posts with the sketchups. i got the sides cut, the parallelogram mechanism working, and the motor mounted. i had to use a different mounting system then in the plans because the belt i got was way to long. i ended up mounting the motor to the underside so i also had to have a different tensioning system which actually worked out quite well. I have no patience so i needed to see the thing run! it ran way smoother then i ever thought it would with almost no overall vibration For some reason (i think because i used a polyurethane belt) im getting almost no belt vibration.

The jointer running! (as you can see there is almost no vibration in the belt)

Bearing mounts:

Parallelogram:

Motor mount: (not so clear) the motor is mounted on a pivoting metal shaft that came in the planer. I banged a nut into the wood and threaded a bolt through that pushes against the motor. i need to make a hand wheel.



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markswoodcraft

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#1 posted 702 days ago

cant wait to see the table and fence on it!

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#2 posted 702 days ago

Wow what an ambitious project ,very cool

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#3 posted 702 days ago

Incredible amount of work you’ve done so far

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#4 posted 700 days ago

Thanks guys! The next step is to get the bottom and ends installed and then i will get to the tables

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#5 posted 625 days ago

Any new progress??

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#6 posted 578 days ago

I see the finished jointer in your shop pics, how’s it working? I also see you didn’t go with solid maple.

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#7 posted 13 days ago

Great work. I’ve been thinking about this project for a while. Where did you get your belt?

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#8 posted 12 days ago



Great work. I ve been thinking about this project for a while. Where did you get your belt?

- TheOtherMrRogers


I noticed that my Sawstop contractor saw had the exact belt that I needed. I called up sawstop, And the guy was so interested in the jointer that he traded me a free belt for some pictures!

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