|Project by Sandra||posted 12-01-2012 06:31 PM||5323 views||26 times favorited||27 comments|
This was built following the plans at woodsmithshop.com
It was somewhat of an ambitious project for me, but I’m happy with the results.
The carcass is made of 3/4” plywood using dado joints, the trim is pine. The drawer is birch with a 1/4” birch plywood bottom. I finished it with wipe on poly.
One of the outfeed supports is fixed, and the other is moveable by means of a threaded rod sandwiched between the cross pieces. When not in use, the arms fold up toward the back of the planer. They stay in that position by means a ‘latch’ made of two pieces of aluminum angle. The planer is bolted to the stand and the whole thing is moveable on 3” locking casters.
When in use, the work piece slides across the pieces of PVC pipe which are level with the planer infeed and outfeed surfaces. If any minor adjustments are needed, the pvc pipe is easily raised or lowered. The arms are also easily adjustable at the ‘elbow’.
The shallow drawer in the front of the stand was the biggest challenge for me. I measured and measured and measured, but somehow the dimensions of the drawer didn’t work. The drawer was also supposed to ride on two rails which would have thrown off the measurements even more. In the end, I cut the drawer down to size and it opens and closes no problem. It ain’t pretty, but it works.
The project brought with it a few firsts – first time using a dado blade. First time making a drawer with dadoes and rabbets, first time using 3/4” plywood.
Thanks for looking.
-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.