Shopmade replacement for missing jointer guard

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Forum topic by Loren posted 03-01-2011 10:51 PM 7271 views 2 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-01-2011 10:51 PM

I’ve made porkchop guards for old jointers before, but I don’t really like them
and prefer a guard more like the SUVA style guards found on European machines.

I found a precedent for an old design found as an option on old Walker-Turner
jointers and some others that allow the guard to swing out of the way in two
directions: for edge-jointing it pivots like a porkchop guard and for face-jointing
it pivots over the work and drops back when the cut is done.

Having acquired a Walker-Turner jointer (badged Craftsman) recently I wanted
a guard and, finding the precedent, went about fabricating a similar guard using
materials on hand.

I used a spring-loaded screen-door hinge for tension for edge-jointing. For face-
jointing the weight of the guard is sufficient. The guard also pivots completely
out of the way and can be removed in a jiffy with a spin of the plastic knob.

What follows are pictures of the inspiration (the Walker-Turner design), and my

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#1 posted 03-01-2011 10:57 PM

Wow pity you couldn’t make a few moulds and make it from fibreglass.Otherwise great idea. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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