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:
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