|Project by Kevin||posted 03-13-2012 04:45 PM||5014 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
My uncle gave me an old Craftsman jointer. It had a lot of rust, but the infeed table moved freely and the handles, table lock, and cutter assembly worked and were in good shape. I took the jointer apart and sanded the rust off, added some new paint and waxed the table.
Then I built this new table. The entire table is built from reclaimed lumber. Some of the lumber has cracks and pre-drilled holes, but it is structurally sound and saved me some cash.
The jointer is bolted to a piece of 3/4 in. osb that sits in a rabbit on the top frame. The legs attach to the top frame with half-lap joints and screws. The bottom frame which holds the motor sits in dadoes milled into the legs. Finally the legs sit in dadoes milled into the feet. Top frame has a chamfer routed on the outside and the table is finished with BLO cut 2:1 with mineral spirits. The last picture is the jointer before final sanding and painting. Thanks for looking.
-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch