Jointer DIY

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Project by Ivan posted 07-18-2015 10:41 AM 18418 views 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Home made jointer, infact just handplaner mounted and fixed, 80mm wide, 120cm total lenght. Extentions were made of metal plates to avoid surface to get worn. Ofcourse it’s on wheels as other stuff in my workshop/garage. Plastic tube as dust and chips exit to dust collector.
There is no too much possibility to adjust planer hight, I set it on one depth I commonly use for all – some 0.7mm.
Total cost is the cost of cheap handplaner and some srews and nuts, other are wood scraps.
Handplaner can accomodate high quality Makita knives so I have high quality performance.
Those 80mm are quite enough for my work, for rest I use Metabo DH330 ticknesser.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-18-2015 11:08 AM

Hey Ivan, very nice job of making a jointer! That is a slick set up and will surely get the job done!!

Great engineering on it!!...................Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Dave Rutan

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#2 posted 07-18-2015 11:11 AM

Great idea. Another problem solved.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 07-18-2015 11:30 AM

hehehe,a ne budeš više …to je droga…i nema odvikavanja…
dobra ti je ideja,ali pazi prste…bok kompa

-- bambi

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#4 posted 07-18-2015 12:17 PM

Thanks for sharing this build, Ivan. I have a cheap electric hand plane that I have thinking about converting to a bed planer. I would like to have full adjustments, though. I’m glad to have yours to look at when I decide to do this. Again, I like how you simplify projects to just what is needed and works well.

-- -- Paul: jack of all dreams, a master none.

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#5 posted 07-18-2015 01:08 PM

Fantastic Ivan. I really admire all the of your well crafted shop-made machine tools.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 07-18-2015 01:29 PM

Your ingenuity is beyond comparison. Excellent way to make power tools more useful.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 07-18-2015 03:20 PM

You have amazed us again. Brilliant!

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#8 posted 07-18-2015 03:32 PM

you go ivan

you are gathering quite a nice shop there

very well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 07-18-2015 04:43 PM

Ivan bravo, another project on the cheap.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#10 posted 07-18-2015 05:31 PM

Thanks all.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 07-18-2015 07:12 PM

Nicely engineered Ivan.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#12 posted 07-18-2015 08:50 PM

Good job Ivan! On wheels is a good idea too.
It looks rugged enough for most applications.

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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Lucas Mood

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#13 posted 07-18-2015 09:03 PM

I’m a big fan of the use of scrap wood and leveraging hand tools as fixed tools when needed. I’ve done similar with some of my sanding tools, but not nearly as nice as this. Good on ya!

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Mark Wilson

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#14 posted 07-18-2015 11:39 PM

I guess you’re probably a fan of StumpyNubs? Anyhow, check this out:

Full adjustability. The curved MDF thing is the trigger lock that slides in from the far side and pops right out when I tap the forend. You’ve wrinkled my brain about adding to this. (Though, I do like that, when I’m not using this setup, it’s completely out of the way.) I used this for cleaning up the edges of bent-lamination chair arms recently, and could really use some kind of outfeed support table for such a thing to ride on while travelling away from the fence.

-- Mark

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#15 posted 07-19-2015 12:37 PM

I’m realy proud of my last six projects which get to ’’Daily top 3’’ (of 8 in total).

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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