sheet metal base for wood jointer

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Project by Jason Brewer posted 1309 days ago 2731 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was able to buy a new powermatic jointer, but no base or motor. I got it a really good deal. The project turned out very well. I love this jointer. It is a beauty. I have around $400 in it.

-- "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." - Romans 5:8

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#1 posted 1309 days ago

Looks like it came from the factory! Great job and nice score!

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

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#2 posted 1309 days ago

Good work looks all original

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#3 posted 1309 days ago

Nice metal work!

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#4 posted 1309 days ago

Ditto – The metal work is superb!

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#5 posted 1309 days ago

very well done.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#6 posted 1309 days ago

Guys like you totally amaze me. Thanks for sharing the build with us.

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#7 posted 1309 days ago

Looking back over your posts, you must have a pretty good metal working shop as well as woodworking.
I am trying to guess the size of that jointer with my old eyes, is it an 8” or bigger? I like that electric motor
mount, once the bolts are started, gravity helps adjust the belt tension. Beautiful base, hope you have
many happy hours playing in your shop.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#8 posted 1309 days ago

I agree it looks like it came from the factory. great bargain.

-- Lynn "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#9 posted 1309 days ago

yeah that is spot on with the color and style. you might want to email powermatic and tell them you’ll make these and sell them to them wholesale.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL,

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#10 posted 1309 days ago

You sly devil! Looks fantastic. I’m depressed by the price.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#11 posted 1309 days ago

It would look better if the picture was rotated the right way. I am laying on my side looking at it and can’t get up now. Try better next time. :) Good work Jason!

-- Jeff

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Jason Brewer

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#12 posted 1309 days ago

haha, yes, I could order one from powermatic for $800… so i decided to build it. :) Sorry about the rotation. They are right on my system, when I upload them they rotate. Leaving me wanting to punch the screen=you guys with a stiff neck.

The sheet metal is 14 and 16 gauge. I would be happy to help/encourage any one who would like to try the same project.

-- "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." - Romans 5:8

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#13 posted 1309 days ago

Very nice work. You were truly blessed to have been able to get the jointer at such a good price. He did the same thing for me when I was looking for a jointer. I have a Craftsman 6” jointer that I bought from a fellow who used about 5 times on a single project. I bought it for $180. That was a good deal to me.

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

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Jason Brewer

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#14 posted 1308 days ago

CharlieL, 16ga can be bent with the right technique. 14ga was the top of the cab. I actually used wooden cauls several bar clamps and wrapped around the corner of my table saw base. Anything you buy for sheet metal ousted of a 300-400lb break will probably not work well. I also used an air flange toll and punch which helped in giving it a machined look. My back ground is engineering in the manufacturing world so I have had access to some pretty amazing stuff. Now I have a 220 wire welder, grinder, and a few metal spot clamps. Email me I can give you welding advise to avoid warping the sheet metal. I really recommend the flange/punch tool. $15 at harbor freight.

-- "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." - Romans 5:8

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#15 posted 1308 days ago

That is freaking awesome! I am amazed every day at the skill and ideas shared on this site.

-- Mel,

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