For the past year and a half I’ve been doing some woodworking over the weekends. Little by little I’ve brought more and more tools for the shop, and I think the jointer is the next one on the list.
So far I’ve made do with wood that’s not perfectly square, by using tricks learned on Izzy Swan’s youtube channel, like this one. Or using a router as a jointer. They’re both fine methods, but ever since I saw “Mathias Wandel’s 12 jointer, Armand's build, and FreddyS's build I decided to make my own jointer. I’ve only got limited experience in woodworking, but I feel that given the tools I now have, this wooden machine will be a great challenge.
Since I don’t have the budget to buy a planer to strip it down only for a few parts, nor do I want to throw away all the remaining parts, I decided I’d build a very small jointer from the parts of a 3 1/4 power planer, kind of like FreddyS did. I found out a know mexican brand publishes their machine schematics online, and decided to order just the right spare parts:
I made the order today and I’m very excited about this. I already want to get them.
-- jomarnavarro - You better watch your wood.