Workshop jointer cabinet

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Project by Mark Gipson posted 07-13-2009 02:34 AM 3888 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently completed my first cabinet for my workshop. My small shop had no enclosed storage space and I had nowhere to put my newly purchased small jointer / planer. The design is basically a small kitchen cabinet on wheels. I built this to get some practise at cabinet building before starting on a couple of cabinets for my empty kitchen.
It is very sturdy in use and rolls in and out of my shop very easily. The wheels also serve the dual purpose of keeping the cabinet off the floor and out of the water when my shop floods, currently about twice a month as it’s the rainy season here.
Construction is 3/4 inch plywood for the carcase and rubber wood for the face frame and top. I learnt a lot from my mistakes on this project. I relied too much on my plans for dimensions and the door only just covers the opening. The fixed shelf is far too close to the top of the cabinet, fixing the jointer and the top was very difficult due to the limited access.
I am currently working on a LJ inspired sandpaper holder to fit on the top shelf.

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#1 posted 07-13-2009 02:43 AM

Good jointer cabinet well done

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 07-13-2009 07:05 AM

Nice looking cabinet. None of us is ever happy with our products. There’s always something that we’d do different were we to do it over. I like that planer jointer. Nice utilitarian approach to tool design.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#3 posted 07-13-2009 12:19 PM

Good idea. Practice with a purpose!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 07-13-2009 12:22 PM

Great use of a cabinet. Nice work. And it’s mobile.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 07-13-2009 06:22 PM

What kind of jointer is that?How long is the bed?

-- Nothing's just gets expensive

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Mark Gipson

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#6 posted 07-14-2009 02:11 AM

It’s a Chinese brand called ‘Boye’, cheap and cheerful. We don’t have access to the same kind of brands and quality tools as in the US and importing would be too expensive. I’d love a nice big Delta but this will have to do for me. The bed is 30” long. If I ever want to run some large boards through it I am going to build some extra feed support for it.

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#7 posted 07-14-2009 02:17 AM

Nice jointer cabinet.

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#8 posted 07-14-2009 06:52 PM

Nice work!!!. I have an equal jointer-planer and I havent a bench for that. Walk for all my little workshop… When I will finish my own bench planer I share with you.
Lindo trabajo!!! Tengo una garlopa-cepilladora igual pero no tengo un banco para ella. Se pasea por todo mi pequeño taller… Cuando termine mi propio banco lo compartiré con ustedes.

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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Douglas Krueger

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#9 posted 08-10-2009 07:43 AM

Congrats on the first big pwr tool purchase, that is very similar to the one I bought (most likely from the same store). The rollers seem to look a lot like mine as well.

Don’t look at them as mistakes but rather as educational opportunities. Also, don’t be afraid to tear something apart from time to time. I have learned a lot by doing that as my router table can witness.

Great job on the rolling cabinet, it will serve you well.

Still want to get together for a trip to Wood Street one of these days if you still have some free time between projects.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#10 posted 01-28-2010 06:11 PM

Very impressive, I’ve never seen a jointer/planer like that before. Cool!

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