Chips and sawdust box for jointer....removeable and portable.

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Blog entry by Rick Dennington posted 03-30-2010 07:32 AM 12311 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Greetings all: While working on a much bigger project, I had to move my jointer from its usual spot in order to use the floor plugs for a couple of more tools. I had to disconnect the dust collection hose and dust port from the jointer, also. But was going to have to use the jointer on the project, and didn’t want to throw chips and sawdust all over the floor while doing it. So… I put the old “noggin” to work, and came up with this little ditty. Made of 1/2” ply, the opening is about 3” or so (sorry, I don’t remember the over-all diminisions). I made it tall enough to sit under the “shoot”, and wide enough across to sit on top of the lever, but not get in the way of the lever when I needed to move it around. Just butt-joints and pinned w/ a nailgun….a quickie thing.
Ran a couple of boards and thought “hey, this thing’s gonna work ok, temporarly”. It gets about 85-90% of chips and dust…... surprized me… Heck, I may just leave it like this…... Not. Try one…. it might surprize you, too….......

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#1 posted 03-30-2010 10:19 AM

Not to shabby, Rick

-- Joe

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#2 posted 03-30-2010 12:54 PM

That works. I’ve been using a similar idea with my table saw for a long time. I bet if you made the outer side of the box a little taller – so that it is above the bottom of the shoot – you would have even better results in efficiency.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#3 posted 03-30-2010 01:41 PM

Might do something like that when I get a jointer..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 03-30-2010 02:30 PM

My old Craftsman 6” has a long, full length set of base legs and the knife is open underneath the bed. I use clips to hang a plastic garden bag underneath it. It collects most of the chips but the bag will fill up very fast when I’m dong a bunch of wood from rough lumber to finish.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#5 posted 03-30-2010 04:31 PM

Greetings, ya’ll:.... This thing works better than I thought it would. And the easy part is… you just pick up the box, empty it, and put it back. Surprizling, it stays in place if you have to move the jointer…....

Hey Joe:.... Thanks… it’s not too shabby, is it?.... lol

docholladay:.... hadn’t thought about your idea, but it would work, too.

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#6 posted 03-30-2010 07:59 PM

Nice idea Rick.

I just dump mine on the floor. Maybe I’ll clean it up someday!


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