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Forum topic by Don Stephenson posted 01-23-2017 09:16 PM 575 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don Stephenson

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01-23-2017 09:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer outfeed tip milling

Hey all. I have a small Jet 8” benchtop jointer, and don’t really have the $$$ for a better one with wider tables right now. I need to joint some longer boards for a large tabletop, so I was considering purchasing this roller table to act as extra outfeed for the jointer:

http://www.grizzly.com/products/Roller-Table/D2271?utm_campaign=zPage&utm_source=grizzly.com

Have any of you done anything similar? Is this a good or bad idea? I welcome all of your thoughts. Thanks very much.

-- Don Stephenson, Ohio, https://www.facebook.com/realdealwoodwork/


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#1 posted 01-23-2017 09:27 PM

I would look at set ups that are more simple.That might be very difficult to set up.Since a small up or down can make a big difference. On a jointed edge.
Facing is more forgiving unless your working with timbers that don’t flex.
Good luck

Aj

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#2 posted 01-23-2017 10:17 PM

If you have access to back issues of Shopnotes magazine, issue #48, page 24 (November 1999) has a project for adding some extensions to a 6” benchtop jointer. Here is a link to the online copy just in case it will at least let you see the picture.

They basically just put some plastic laminate on MDF and attached it to the ends of the existing tables with rails of aluminum angle. They added 10” to each end.

Another option is to make some supports or tables you can clamp down to the bench at each end of the jointer. As long as you make it so that you can adjust them to be perfectly level with the in-feed and out-feed it may give you the extra support you need.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#3 posted 01-23-2017 10:23 PM

Thanks Lazyman. The link brings up a blank page for me, but looking at the table of contents for that issue on the Shopnotes site, I think that’s an issue worth purchasing. They also talk about making a stand for a benchtop as well as general tuning-up. Thanks for the tip!

-- Don Stephenson, Ohio, https://www.facebook.com/realdealwoodwork/

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#4 posted 01-23-2017 10:42 PM

I found a video that addresses this issue that might be of interest. The way it’s shown here could possibly lay the groundwork for a modification of your Jet machine.

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#5 posted 01-23-2017 11:02 PM

I am not sure that you can buy individual issues from them anymore but they are offering the entire back issue library on DVD. Just go to the woodsmithstore website. I think that it now comes with their video tips library as well. It is a little pricey at $99 but I have the back issues and find it to be a very handy reference. Lots of great ideas and projects. The jointer stand article in that issue is a good idea too, though I think that if I had that much room, I would rather just invest in a full size jointer.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#6 posted 01-27-2017 05:42 AM

So after much back-and-forth, I decided to go ahead and make my own infeed and outfeed extension tables. Now my outfeed has a total of 64” from the blade, total of 128” from end to end! Pretty happy with the results… outfeed is done, just need to duplicate it for the infeed…pics attached:

-- Don Stephenson, Ohio, https://www.facebook.com/realdealwoodwork/

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#7 posted 01-27-2017 01:23 PM

That looks good. Did you make it so that you can use on the planner as well?

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#8 posted 01-27-2017 02:20 PM

No, I got enough MDF to make tables for both. I don’t use the planer on the Jet jointer/planer, I have a separate planer that’s much nicer and more convenient. I’m actually going to run them parallel with each other and my miter saw:

-- Don Stephenson, Ohio, https://www.facebook.com/realdealwoodwork/

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