I have Ryobi Thicknessers AP13AK arriving and I’m planning to build a 12” jointer based on Matthias Wandels' shopmade jointer.
Everything will be copied except the infeed table height adjustment mechanism will be different. I’ll be using wedges to adjust the cutting depth. There will be 4 coil springs underneath the infeed table that will be hooked to the main body to keep the table on the downward pull. The four corner holes under each table are for threaded rods that will do the alignment of the tabletop to the cutter blade. On the actual build, two pillow block bearings will be used for the shaft of the cutter head.
Here is the Sketchup plan of the jointer, please feel free to make comments specially on the wedge mechanism. The two upper wedges will be connected by a 3/4” plywood. Each table measures 12” x 24”.
I hope to hear from you LJs. Thanks
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