|Project by klassenl||posted 04-05-2012 02:27 AM||2431 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
I never liked where the switch was on my jointer. After seeing some of the designs on the new machines I blatantly copied the idea with mine. The switch comes from Busy Bee, $12 I think. and it mounts to a standard 2104 electrical device box. The post that the switch is mounted on is 2 studs that I pulled out of my house that I milled down and routed out a slot for the cords to run through and glued together. Two hanger bolts hold it to the machine.
Not so impressive or original is the mobile base. It has 4 – 2” non swivel castors on the bottom. They are non swivel for 2 reasons: 1)price 2) it only has to move about 18” in and out of it’s spot in the shop.
Some Tremclad grey (or the Home Hardware no-name evquivalent). Job done.
-- When questioned about using glue on a garbage bin I responded, "Wood working is about good technique and lots of glue........I have the glue part down."