Ridgid joiner base

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Project by exelectrician posted 12-10-2011 07:03 AM 3904 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My joiner was a little tippy, and I wanted to have the outfeed at the same height as my workbench and catchall assembly tables which is 37 and 5/8”. At the big box store I found 3” locking casters. and a four by six by 8’ fir consrtuction lumber. Two 22” long pieces were mortised and tenoned to fit the base. I cut 75 degree angled off the ends and applied a 2” roundover bit for the finished effect. I recessed the bolted mounting heads so they would not catch on cords and off cuts on the floor. I am very happy with this upgrade to my joiner.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#1 posted 12-10-2011 07:22 AM

Greetings from the socialist capital of America – California.
Why do you think they call it the ‘left coast’?

Great job on matching factory look.

Moreno Valley’s local has-been.
Servant of the Living God.

-- I may not have a lot of good ideas, but some of them are just incredible.

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#2 posted 12-10-2011 07:51 AM

Nice, really like the paint job, just looks great. I need to do something about my tipsy feeling jointer too.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#3 posted 12-10-2011 11:46 AM


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#4 posted 12-10-2011 01:49 PM

You have a success under you belt with this one!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#5 posted 12-10-2011 03:17 PM

I had to look real hard to tell where the original met the modified.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#6 posted 12-10-2011 05:50 PM

Very nicely done !

I’ve got that jointer, too. One question: is the base tippy when you try to move the jointer ?

I build mine oversized, and pushed the casters pretty far outboard, but … still have to be mighty careful when I wheel it around the shop.

The paint was a really nice touch :-)

-- -- Neil

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#7 posted 12-10-2011 06:27 PM

Nice looking, they are tippy, how is this one functioning? Paint is over the top. Well done.

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#8 posted 12-11-2011 12:16 AM

Thank you all for your comments. I increased the tippy wheel spacing from 11” to 19” and increased the lengthways spacing by 3”. With the larger wheel diameter it rides over floor debris easily, even with the increased weight of the solid wood base.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#9 posted 12-11-2011 11:14 AM

Great upgrade. I have a store bought mobile base that I am not impressed with for the same reason you stated….........

-- mike...............

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#10 posted 11-19-2012 12:00 AM

Really nice!!!

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