homemade 12" jointer #3: Running for the first time! And with some pics!

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Blog entry by Cole Tallerman posted 09-25-2012 03:19 AM 13112 reads 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Sides done, cutter head mounted, and motor mounted. (only sketchup, pics next weekend, sorry!) Part 3 of homemade 12" jointer series no next part

You may have seen my last posts with the sketchups. i got the sides cut, the parallelogram mechanism working, and the motor mounted. i had to use a different mounting system then in the plans because the belt i got was way to long. i ended up mounting the motor to the underside so i also had to have a different tensioning system which actually worked out quite well. I have no patience so i needed to see the thing run! it ran way smoother then i ever thought it would with almost no overall vibration For some reason (i think because i used a polyurethane belt) im getting almost no belt vibration.

The jointer running! (as you can see there is almost no vibration in the belt)

Bearing mounts:


Motor mount: (not so clear) the motor is mounted on a pivoting metal shaft that came in the planer. I banged a nut into the wood and threaded a bolt through that pushes against the motor. i need to make a hand wheel.

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#1 posted 09-25-2012 03:45 AM

cant wait to see the table and fence on it!

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#2 posted 09-25-2012 03:47 AM

Wow what an ambitious project ,very cool


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#3 posted 09-25-2012 09:33 AM

Incredible amount of work you’ve done so far

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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Cole Tallerman

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#4 posted 09-26-2012 02:37 PM

Thanks guys! The next step is to get the bottom and ends installed and then i will get to the tables

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#5 posted 12-10-2012 03:44 PM

Any new progress??

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#6 posted 01-27-2013 12:08 AM

I see the finished jointer in your shop pics, how’s it working? I also see you didn’t go with solid maple.

-- Rick M,

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#7 posted 08-15-2014 12:56 PM

Great work. I’ve been thinking about this project for a while. Where did you get your belt?

-- For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?

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#8 posted 08-16-2014 04:13 AM

Great work. I ve been thinking about this project for a while. Where did you get your belt?

- TheOtherMrRogers

I noticed that my Sawstop contractor saw had the exact belt that I needed. I called up sawstop, And the guy was so interested in the jointer that he traded me a free belt for some pictures!

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