|Project by CM02WS6||posted 09-28-2015 04:59 PM||4510 views||9 times favorited||6 comments|
Just finished this stand for my new Grizzy G0725 benchtop jointer. Since my shop size and mobility requirements limited my choice to benchtop units, I knew I wanted to make a stand with folding extension wings to increase it’s utility. The stand is pretty straightforward, just jointed/planed construction lumber with rabbet joints. Also mounted it on casters for mobility.
The time-consuming part was the folding extension wings. There’s some good examples for folding wings out there, but I ended up designing this system with adjustability in mind. The first thing I did was to attach the plywood mounting plate to the stand, which sets the level of the board at the inboard end near the jointer bed. To do this, I clamped a board onto the jointer bed and then clamped the extension wing onto that, then attached the vertical part to the stand. Oversize holes allow some fine adjustment from there.
The next step is to set the height of the outboard ends of the wings so that the entire wing is coplanar with the jointer bed. This is done by changing the height of the L bracket at the bottom of the support leg. These need more adjustment, so I put slots into the L brackets. To make the adjustment, I clamped a long straight edge onto the jointer bed and then raised the outboard end of the wing up to it.
One improvement would be to mount the L brackets onto the same vertical board as the hinges are. The way mine is set up would require two adjustments when you change the infeed bed height (hinge plate height and L bracket height), so mounting the L brackets onto the hinge plate would only require one adjustment to change the wing height.
It is working quite well so far and I’m really liking having a jointer now!