|Project by Chad256||posted 243 days ago||1633 views||14 times favorited||16 comments|
My latest update to the shop was a “used” but in good condition Delta JT360 Jointer. The only two things I don’t like about it is the fact that it didn’t have wheels and the dust collection adapter didn’t come with it. One problem solved…
Like so many other LJ’s I have a small shop so space is a BIG factor in equipment. This jointer works great but I needed to be able to move it like all my other large tools. I had a design in my head and just went for it. The fact that the jointer weighs 210 pounds meant I better build it stout! Plus I wanted to keep it as low to the ground as possible to ensure I wouldn’t have to crawl out from under it one day…
The base is 3/4” birch plywood and the “wheel wells” are made from some salvaged oak planed to about 5/8” thick. The casters are from Big Orange. I have about 3/4” clearance underneath so the total height added was only about an inch and a half! Perfect! So far it is holding up very well and I can store it out of the way when not in use!
This is such a simple design and a quick build but well worth the effort and few dollars! Thanks for looking!
-- -- Chad -- T&C Woodworks