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Benchtop jointer stand with folding extension wings

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Project by CM02WS6 posted 09-28-2015 04:59 PM 4098 views 9 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!





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#1 posted 09-28-2015 05:08 PM

Nice job CM. Very cool.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 09-28-2015 06:09 PM

This is a great way to get a good size 6’’ jointer to work in a small space. Being able to do some adjustments later on if needed was good thinking. Had to do something similar to my workbench. Nice job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 09-29-2015 01:58 AM

Good job. Nice enhancement to your jointer.

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#4 posted 09-29-2015 12:02 PM

I’m definitely borrowing this idea, I was jointing some 5 foot boards on mine last weekend and could have used this.

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#5 posted 09-29-2015 05:02 PM

Awesome stand! That’s just what was needed for that joiner. Unfortunatly those are not available in Croatia so I had to put my handplane to stand.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 09-30-2015 12:17 AM

Great job on the stand. I just got a benchtop also. Need a stand for it and your project provides a great example of what can be done.

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