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Inca jointer restauration and base

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Project by pastahill posted 505 days ago 2603 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this jointer a few years ago at the *Bay. It´s a Inca (no, not Incra) swissmade quality tools. Now it was time for a little restauration. The bearings and the motor was o.k.,so i just cleaned everything and painted the jointer in hammerit dark green to fit my other tools in the shop. I doubled about the lenght of the in- and outfeedtable with 1 inch thick baltic plywood and epoxyed a 2/8 thick stainless steel plate on them. I made this upside down on a 3/4 inch thick glass plate. Clampt everything well that it get straight. The sides where reinforced with metal bars. The base was much more work. The legs and strechers where good but as panels, somebody just screwed old hardbord to them. and paited everything in a muddy tone. I striped everything down and sanded the legs and strechers and found out, that the base was build in beech. I made infill panels from curly maple and the molding is wallnut.The baseplate i made completly new from 1 inch particleboard, beause the old one was warpt and crackt.The finish is shellac. Inside the base i constructed a closed sled to the new opening for the dust collecting, which works very well. The wiring was old, so i made it to the new standard with an emergency stop. The only thing what left ofer, is to build a belt cover, that newbody grabs in.

-- If anybody find spelling mistakes, can keep them!





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MShort

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#1 posted 505 days ago

Nice restoration.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 505 days ago

Great work! Looks really nice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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jdh122

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#3 posted 505 days ago

very nice. how about a “before” picture?

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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Rex B

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#4 posted 505 days ago

Awesome work. It looks like you may have made a new fence of laminated plywood and carbon fiber fabric?

-- Rex

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stefang

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#5 posted 505 days ago

You are obviously a man who makes things better than you find them, a lot better! Great work on both the jointer and the base and kudos for the ingenuity in the way you extended the indeed/outfeed tables.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 505 days ago

Impressive, very time consuming to complete but the results are fantastic.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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pastahill

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#7 posted 505 days ago

I have to look if i had a picture of the before.

-- If anybody find spelling mistakes, can keep them!

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Oldtool

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#8 posted 505 days ago

Great restoration and upgrade with the cabinet. The cabinet is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship in itself. Nice job on this.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Scott Oldre

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#9 posted 505 days ago

I am extremely impressed. I get wound up just thinking about making some dado’s match up. To build basically a new jointer is WAY out of my league. Thanks for sharing, but now I feel so inadequate, I might sell my tools and just watch old Woodworking videos. :) Nah, there’s a new tablesaw just over the next rise….been saying that for many moons, but things like house repair keep snagging the cash.

Scott

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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WoodDweller

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#10 posted 288 days ago

Very nice. Are you happy with how it works? I’m about to get one also, I think.

The table looks much longer than the standard INCA jointer planer (343.132). Do you know why this is? The extra length seems very useful. There is an extra plate below the INCA brand. I think it says it say “Berthow”? Maybe that’s the manufacturer that made these longer extension tables for the INCA?

Edit: Silly me, didnt read the description properly. You made the table longer. Good work on the modification!

Cheers

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