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Forum topic by eflanders posted 03-13-2018 07:00 PM 428 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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eflanders

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03-13-2018 07:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer question

Has anyone successfully added on to their infeed & outfeed jointer tables? I could really use a larger jointer but it’s just not in the old woodworking budget right now. Width and power have not been an issue nearly as much as table length for working long stock..


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Loren

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#1 posted 03-13-2018 07:40 PM

I have. It’s not hard to to. I made a pair of
adjustable-height legs for the end of the 30”
table I made for the outfeed table. The legs
were two pieces with a long slot in on and a
locking knob.

The table was a piece of MDF I laminated on
both faces with plastic laminate. I edgebanded
it too. Overkill maybe, but it did stay flat.

I bolted a piece of aluminum angle to the end
of my jointer. I tapped a few holes and put
set screws in them. I drilled corresponding holes
in the extension table with a forstner bit so the
holes would have flat bottoms to match the
set screws.

It worked well.

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eflanders

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#2 posted 03-13-2018 10:09 PM

Loren, Why did you just add on to the outfeed side? If I understand you correctly you used the “set screws” so that you could adjust the table so that it stayed with the machine’s table for flatness etc?

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#3 posted 03-13-2018 10:15 PM

Outfeed only is generally sufficient. Certainly
simpler to keep in adjustment. My jointer/planer
had a 55” bed and I used the extension for
heavy 8’ boards.

If you’re jointer is really small, then yeah, infeed
too might be a good idea.

Yes, regarding the set screws.

This guy came up with a good design… harder
to make though http://lumberjocks.com/projects/174426

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eflanders

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#4 posted 03-13-2018 11:24 PM

Thanks Loren! You sure know your stuff and it is appreciated by many of us on here!

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