|Project by GlennsGrandson||posted 09-28-2012 07:02 PM||2457 views||14 times favorited||3 comments|
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