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how i save space in my shop #1: my planer jointer

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Blog entry by emart posted 1127 days ago 2798 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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for those wondering how i can possibly put as many machines into my shop as i do the answer is this: its not easy. in order to have my planer in my shop and not a trip hazard i had to put it inside my jointer. it was a nightmare dealing with how i can fit my machine inside the stand of another one. i had to add an angle iron frame to the bottom of my jointer stand and couldnt just put my planer inside it directly as it was a little too tall so i had to angle it in and then put in a plywood shelf underneath it so the tables would clear the stand.

i would have just taken the stand apart but i am just not strong enough to take that cast iron jointer off to do so. i also though of taking the top off the planer but was afraid of losing the bolts with my shop in its current state of utter chaos.

i do have a few things to sort out such as extending the adjusting handle outside the stand and putting in a dust chute on my jointer so the shavings have somewhere to go but i will deal with that soon.

well enough of that here is a pic:

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/



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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 1126 days ago

good idea :-)
but thats allso why the europeian toolmakers has done it the last 60 years
making combiened jointer/planer maschines :-)
and they are very popular in europe …....... but you have to brake the bank to pay for them

thankĀ“s for sharing

Dennis

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Bertha

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#2 posted 1126 days ago

I like the stand on that handsome vintage Craftsman. Is it original to the tool or thefted from another? I think I just answered my own question, spotting the outboard motor. Dennis, lowly old JET also makes a combo but the jury’s out on the quality. Finding room for a jointer is always a difficult task.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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dbhost

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#3 posted 1126 days ago

Do you use the space for storage, or do you actually plane all the way down there?

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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emart

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#4 posted 1126 days ago

@dennis i actually wanted one of the real combo machines but as you said they cost a fortune and require 220 which i dont have. with me money is a major deciding factor just that planer alone broke the bank (i had no cash after ordering this) also the ones that are more affordable have a very limited planing capacity which i was not willing to compromise.

@ Bertha that is indeed the original stand which means i felt pretty guilty when i started drilling holes into it. the only thing that is different is the previous owner put in a non-original motor.

@ dbhost i actually do plane with it in there which may seem like an inconvenience but before it was on the floor and i had to slide all 80 lbs of it everywhere.

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/

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Craftsman on the lake

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#5 posted 1126 days ago

I have this jointer and planer too. When I use the jointer for several boards I can fill a 30 gallon trash back I hang right in the place you’ve got the planer.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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emart

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#6 posted 1126 days ago

yeah that was a concern of mine but i have added a dust chute onto it so it doesn’t clog up as easily or bury my planer. it does still happen but slow enough that i can just stop the jointer and clean it out every 1/2 hour or so. the good thing is i dont use the jointer as often as the planer so i can usually stay on top of that.

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/

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Don W

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#7 posted 1126 days ago

I’ve got a very similar jointer coming. I need to just go pick it up. Now to figure out what to do with the other 2. I’d hate to plane a lot of wood that low. I know this old back couldn’t take it. You must be a lot younger than I am :-)

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 1119 days ago

Neat idea.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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