homemade 12" jointer #2: Sides done, cutter head mounted, and motor mounted. (only sketchup, pics next weekend, sorry!)

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Blog entry by Cole Tallerman posted 09-16-2012 09:46 PM 13446 reads 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: This is just the thought stage Part 2 of homemade 12" jointer series Part 3: Running for the first time! And with some pics! »

So I’l start this off by saying that I was planing on taking pictures and only remembered once we had left the house/shop for the weekend that I had forgotten.

So anyway, I cut the sides with my band saw and jig saw. They came out pretty well. I realized after holding the belt up to the side that it was way to long, so instead of putting the motor inside the body, I put it on the bottom.

I also got the parallelogram mechanism mostly put together and installed into the body.

I made the cutter head mount from baltic birch plywood and mounted it to the top:

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#1 posted 09-24-2012 01:03 AM

Tuning in. I have thought about this project since seeing it on My thought was why not make the tables semi permanent and cut out the parallelogram mechanism. I dont think I have moved my infeed table since the first time I used my 6 inch jointer.

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#2 posted 09-25-2012 03:41 AM

Im just doing it to have the option. it will still be very solid

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