Spindle Sander Jointer #2

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 272 days ago 3112 views 17 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some curly maple to straight line and the jointer was tearing it out really bad so I went to look for the drum sander jointer I made out of two pieces of wood a few years back and could not find it. So I decided to build a better one——I had been thinking about this for a while anyway.

This is built from 3/4” maple plywood and I made it to mount on an angle to get a longer outfeed surface on the drum sander. I made it with the intention of mounting boards on the front that I could use for a wear surface and might someday be replaced and also so I could shim those boards if I had to to bring it truly square to the surface. They came out square okay but the in-feed side has to be shimmed to accommodate all I took off when I angled the two mating boards for a sliding surface to adjust for the amount to be taken off. Those two front boards are cut at a .4 degree angle, so they move about .012” in 1 1/2 of travel. I needed .075” shim and the only way I could get it was with 2 pieces of cardboard for shims. I wanted to sand off very little per pass and it does a super job.

I mounted it to the drum sander table with T nuts on the under side of the table so it drops on real close to being in the correct position. I have a about 1/16 movement for lining the outfeed table up to the drum. The in-feed table is automatically in the right place compared to the old one I had where the two were independent.

No finish on this project!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 272 days ago

This is pretty sweet. Cool idea!

-- - Billy

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#2 posted 272 days ago

Great Idea Jim! I dream of the day I get a byrd head for my jointer which will greatly reduce tearout.

-- Take it apart to see how it works

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#3 posted 272 days ago

That really is a cool idea and a easy made jointer for those who don’t have one.
Love it!
As always you made a brilliant jig.
You are the Jigi Master.
Best thoughts to you my dear friend,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 272 days ago

Nice project Jim… I too have a dream… I dream of the day that I can get my jigs and shop fixtures to get that professional fit and finish that your always do….lol Great job buddy

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#5 posted 272 days ago

Good idea. It can be adapted to sanding thin strips very thin for
string inlays and things like that too.


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#6 posted 272 days ago

Cool jig. Your mind must never shut down. Always something new. Always something good.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Vernon

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#7 posted 272 days ago

Great looking jig Jim. If I didn’t have so much time invested in building my thickness sander I certainly would opt for one of these.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 272 days ago

Very nice!

The same could be applied to a Router table…

Nice job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#9 posted 272 days ago

Great looking jig.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#10 posted 272 days ago

There is no end to your creativity! Very nice jig (looks factory to me). My jigs function well but suffer in the appearance department.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 272 days ago

Nice build, drum sander is on my Christmas list.

-- "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" John Wayne

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#12 posted 272 days ago

Really Nice Jim! Is there a particular reason for no finish? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 272 days ago

A really unique idea, put nicely into action.

It’s interesting to see that there are so many ways to accomplish a task in woodworking. I would try a really sharp #5, 6, or 7 handplane. I also have a conical disk sander that I use on my Shopsmith for jointing edges on plywood.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#14 posted 272 days ago

Well done. I know what you mean by getting the tear out sometimes. Great solution for a on going problem.
How do you loose a jig? You have too many. ha ha

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#15 posted 272 days ago

Nice idea, I’m in the same process too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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