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QEC Planer Infeed/Outfeed Tables

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Project by GlennsGrandson posted 09-28-2012 07:02 PM 2457 views 14 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Quick, Easy, and Cheap.

Oh yeah, and it is very functional. I bought this 12” Delta planer off of CL for $100. No tables, blades knicked up. The other side of the blades were mint though and he gave me 3 (yeah, it’s a 2 blade cutterhead) extra sharpened blades. Oiled it up and set the blades and it worked just fine, besides no tables. He said he bought it new in ‘94, I don’t think that he read the manual.

I bought three packs of four (twelve total) leveling furniture feet. I found a 15” x 3/4” x 97” piece of shelving sides in the damaged panel area at Menards, no price tag, sales associate asked me if $2 was ok. Sure! Besides things I already had I’m only $8 into these.

I used yellow birch as the stretchers on the bottom, three per table, I put two feet in each one. Each table is 3’ long by about 16” wide. I used my 4’ level to level each one. They are not attached to the planer, they are free standing but I did use a tie-down around the bases and around the planer with moderate tension to keep them from vibrating away.

It stayed put and level while I put several boards through it, I cannot see or feel and snipe and it leaves a pretty nice finish.

It stores easily without taking up much space in my small shop area.

All comments welcome, thanks for looking!

-- Grant - S/N Dakota





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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 09-28-2012 07:04 PM

Very well done! I used ply on mine and have to deal with the increase friction/drag that causes over having a laminate top surface. Cool!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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whitebeast88

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#2 posted 09-28-2012 08:10 PM

great infeed and outfeed tables.nice score on the planer!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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twokidsnosleep

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#3 posted 09-29-2012 05:13 AM

Great work and ingenuity

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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