|Project by bch||posted 11-03-2011 05:17 AM||3163 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
First Photo: The completed guard installed.
Second Photo: The spring mechanism.
The dowel has a small notch to hold the spring in this position. The plywood (I think) is 3/4” maple scrap. The dowel is 1/4” oak.
I bought this jointer at a garage sale for $100. He built the shop-built stand and added the motor. Unfortunately other than some numbers in a few spots I cannot determine it’s maker. It works surprisingly well. However it does not have its guard. After doing a little research online I drew inspiration from two sources: fellow LumberJock Brandon W and his Porkchop project, and an antique design that seemed to fit my machine on VintageMachinery.org. Please take the time to view these two designs—together they explain the design of my guard.
Unlike Brandon I did not have a bearing on hand. Mine is just a bolt and nut through a hole drilled in the plywood. I wasn’t sure if this would work out. It works perfectly, for now. I’m sure it won’t hold up as long as his. If in the future I have problems with my design, I’ll post about it here.
Thanks for your comments.