Grocery bag holder catches Shaving on my Delta JT160 Jointer

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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 04-13-2009 06:21 AM 12079 views 8 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Delta JT160 Jointer Shaving’s Catcher.

I made this from 3mm PVC plastic sign board. I hang a grocery bag on it and it collects the shavings that fall down the shoot when jointing. I didn’t have a vac port adapter for my planer and they want way too much money for one so I came up with this idea to catch the wood shaving’s. The thing works great. Just wish I had a better jointer. If your jointer is cutting like it should you don’t need a vac. All you need is a place to collect the shavings. I don’t do a ton of jointing so this fits the bill just right for me. If you want to make one I’ll post a two .jpg file’s that you can print and make a pattern. One full half view and a mirror half to print on 8.5 X 11 standard letter size paper. You’ll have to find a piece of 3mm pvc sign board 22”X 7 1/2”. Let me know and I’ll draw it up.

Thanks for all the great comments!

I have a few of these made up. For a small fee I’ll send you one Just PM me.
The email address on the print is no longer in use.
If you want to make one for your Delta JT160 or 37-070 jointer, print the two pattern files to make a pattern.

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#1 posted 04-13-2009 06:46 AM

Cool idea! Looks like it should work just fine. Keep it up!

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#2 posted 04-13-2009 08:47 AM


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#3 posted 04-13-2009 12:26 PM

Cool. I have an old craftsman jointer on a metal stand that’s open at the bottom. I clip a clear plastic garbage back open under neath the jointer with small spring clamps. Almost all the chips end up in the bag which is directly underneath the blade. All the chips go there. I decided on this after seeing the tall conical pile of chips in that spot after doing a lot of work on the machine. I’d connect it to my dust collection system but no need for it.

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#4 posted 04-13-2009 12:29 PM

Pretty cool idea.

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#5 posted 04-13-2009 12:56 PM

Very smart idea, innovation at it’s best.
Doug in AZ.

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#6 posted 04-13-2009 02:35 PM

Nice idea!

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#7 posted 04-13-2009 04:43 PM

Nice innovation…I myself am looking for a benchtop lathe…what do you think of the delta

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#8 posted 04-13-2009 04:43 PM

sorry jointer

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#9 posted 04-13-2009 05:01 PM

very innovative idea.

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#10 posted 04-13-2009 05:03 PM

This jointer works but it’s not for the serious minded woodworker. The bed’s are short so your limited to what you can do on it. You must be very careful not to drop any heavy lumber on the table’s. The first two that I orders had bent in-feed and out-feed tables. A sudden hit with anything heavy is not a good thing for this light weight jointer. If adjusted right the jointer works well, but compared to most other jointers this is only for the occasional small project builder. You get what you pay for and if I had the chance to do it again I’d put a little more money into a cast iron table jointer. I’ve used both and the clear winner is Cast Iron!

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#11 posted 04-13-2009 05:47 PM

I gotta get me one of them !

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#12 posted 04-13-2009 10:00 PM

I’ve got the same jointer collecting dust under my workbench . I went thru 3 of them to get the one that I kept at the time about 10 years ago.I can’t believe that they’re still selling them !!Maybe I’ll dust it off and see if I can get it to joint square now that it’s had a good long rest …LOL …Nice idea of yours …thanks for sharing it with us : )

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#13 posted 06-29-2012 03:47 PM

great idea. how are you satisfied with the jointer? I’m planning to buy a similar cheap one :)

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#14 posted 06-29-2012 04:07 PM

Very inventive Tony great idea.


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#15 posted 09-02-2012 02:10 AM

Great idea! I think I might do that to my jointer soon! If you want a jointer, look on craigslist, and garage sales. I got my jointer at a yard sale for $75 bucks! Keep your EYES open, I’m sure you’ll come across one soon.

Thanks for sharing,

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