|Project by geekwoodworker||posted 06-27-2015 10:55 PM||4307 views||13 times favorited||14 comments|
I got tired of constantly setting up my old 6” delta jointer. So I decided to build the Matthias Wandel jointer.
I acquired an old conference table that had big flat, thick legs made from pressed board and laminate. I added ash to the sides and ends to help with strength. I decided to make it with both infeed and outfeed tables having the ability to move up and down. I felt this would make it easier for setting outfeed with blades. However if you install the blades the same way as Matthias does then the outfeed doesn’t need to move up and down.
It was much easier to adjust the tables and I had it cutting straight in about an hour.
I got the cutter head off kijiji for $30. The motor was free but I did have to reverse it and replace bearings.
The motor is from an old table saw and is 1.5 hp running at 3450 rpm. The cutter head is a two blade type and si spinning at about 5100rpm.
I am glad I built this as it runs fantastic and cuts straight.
Here is a short video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2hbm5yU18U
Here are some pics of it too.