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Upgrading my shop! #2: The Jointer Table is finished

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Blog entry by Kevin posted 03-13-2012 12:18 AM 5842 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Refinishing an old Craftsman jointer and building a stand. Part 2 of Upgrading my shop! series Part 3: My new (used) jointer and the beginning of my Mitersaw station. »

Today I cut feet, milled dadoes in them and attached them to the legs of the table.

Then I routed a rabbit in the top frame to accept 3/4 in OSB. After I cut the OSB, I marked out and drilled holes for bolting the jointer down. Then I marked out where the belt would go through the table to attach to the motor.


After that it was just a matter of bolting the motor to a piece of plywood and drilling and cutting some slots in the plywood to give me some adjustment for tightening the belt. I attached a switch to the leg, and to finish up I added a hook on the other side to hold the cord when not in use. The hook was my wife’s idea.



The only thing left to do now is add a cover to the switch and give the table a coat of BLO. Hopefully that will be tomorrow.
Thanks for looking.
Oh and the cost is still only up to a few bucks for the paint I used on the jointer. The lumber has a few cracks and some predrilled holes in it from previous uses but it still works.

UPDATE

Here is the picture of the stand with a coat of BLO cut 2:1 with mineral spirits.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch



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chrisstef

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#1 posted 03-13-2012 12:21 AM

Youre really comin along quickly on this one and its looking good for sure. I hope the jointer will serve you well.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Kevin

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#2 posted 03-13-2012 03:33 AM

Thanks chrisstef, after I put it together I jointed a few boards to try it out, worked great. After all the work, having something come together like this is awsome.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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cabmaker

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#3 posted 03-13-2012 03:37 AM

That old craftsman ought to hold you for a while and that new stand will really make it user friendly. Enjoy

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chrisstef

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#4 posted 03-13-2012 12:35 PM

No better feeling than takin somethin apart, putting it back together, and havign it work like its supposed to. I might throw out a suggestion and say replace that belt. For $25 you can get a link belt from HF … it made a bunch of difference in vibrations on my jointer.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Kevin

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#5 posted 03-13-2012 02:20 PM

Thanks chrisstef, I’ll defenitely check them out.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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PapaJimG

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#6 posted 06-12-2014 05:03 PM

Hi There! I liked your idea so much that I built a stand for a old Rockwell jointer a neighbor gave me. I made a few modifications, and here’s how it turned out.

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