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Project by Jeremy Greiner posted 11-28-2010 06:12 AM 4224 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently purchased a Jet JJP 10’’ so far I’ve found it to be a fairly good combo machine. The major problem I had was the stand was very tall and flimsy. The jointer bed was roughly 4’ off the ground since I’m only 5’ that’s just very awkward for me. Instead of building a mobile base and adding more height to an already tall tool I decided to make roll cart with a drawer.

I used a bunch of 3/4’’ and 1/2’’ scrap plywood I had and since I had a lot of half inch MDF from a previously failed project I decided I was going to pretty it up with some painted MDF panels since I heard MDF paints very well.

I don’t actually have a lot of experience with MDF and to be honest I wasn’t very pleased with it as a material. I intended on screwing in the sides more for a display (I wanted it to look like bolted on peices of metal) but I didn’t want to screw on the faceframe.

I couldn’t get the wood glue to work well with the MDF at all, and had to settle for screwing in the faceframe, I wasn’t totally happy with that but over all the base is functional and I learned a lot with working with these materials.

-jeremy

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html





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spamfilterman

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#1 posted 11-28-2010 07:02 AM

I have the same jointer/planer, and I might have to copy your stand idea.

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nobuckle

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#2 posted 11-28-2010 07:40 AM

That’s pretty sweet! Great way to gain height and storage.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#3 posted 11-28-2010 09:13 AM

I just saw this today at Woodcraft. I wish I got it instead of the other Jet….dual purpose.

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#4 posted 11-28-2010 03:30 PM

I’m waiting for my 8” version of that J/P to come in. I like that stand!

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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Jeremy Greiner

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#5 posted 11-28-2010 03:48 PM

So far I really like it, I haven’t done anything major on it yet because it really felt unsafe to use at that height for me. I have a christmas present I need to start working on, and the first step will be milling down some maple. We’ll see how well it handles.

-jeremy

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html

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#6 posted 11-28-2010 05:03 PM

Great tool and stand looks great. Would be nice to have that big of a jointer!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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SC_Galoot

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#7 posted 11-29-2010 08:28 PM

I bought my JP-10 about a month ago and haven’t had a chance to set it up yet. Thanks for posting this. I am planning on doing something similar and it’s nice to see how it’ll look in advance.

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#8 posted 12-15-2010 05:46 PM

I just got one of these combo machines and have just started setting it up. I’m 5’6” and one of the first things I noticed was that it seems very tall and “tippy” on the stand. I might well make a stand myself. I’ve got a little chronicle going on my blog, furnitude at http://furnitude.blogspot.com.

-- Mitch, http://furnitude.blogspot.com Also blog at http://www.craftsy.com/blog/author/mitch-roberson/

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Jeremy Greiner

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#9 posted 12-15-2010 06:49 PM

I agree the stand is very tall and tippy, I really enjoy it now that it’s on the smaller base. I’m sorry to hear about your finger I saw the picture on your blog that sucks I hope your hand heals up ok.

-jeremy

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html

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NBeener

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#10 posted 12-15-2010 06:51 PM

Very nice job !!!

Where did you get your 90 degree clamping blocks ? While I certainly should just make some … either way … I really need to get some !

-- -- Neil

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Jeremy Greiner

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#11 posted 12-15-2010 07:23 PM

Thanks NBeener,
The clamping blocks are from the rockler http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=10113 clamp-it set. The squares are nice, the clamps aren’t worth the price. You can get some 6’’ bessy’s for 1-2$ more .. and those can be used for other things. the rockler clamp-it clamps can really only be used for this.

-jeremy

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html

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#12 posted 02-02-2011 08:02 PM

Nice work, I really like the stand.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Jeremy Greiner

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#13 posted 02-02-2011 08:25 PM

@beginningwoodworker
Thank you, though after using it for a bit I want to replace the wheels to something a little more durable, and the back wheels are stationary and it’s kind of a pain.

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html

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#14 posted 03-23-2011 05:02 PM

Even at 6’ tall, a 4’ working height is awfully ackward. Your stand is a great idea, and it gives you extra storage space to boot!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#15 posted 04-07-2011 03:34 AM

How tall is your stand?

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