Bench Top Jointer

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Project by DustyS06 posted 04-01-2019 10:46 PM 1627 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today I completed my bench top jointer built using a Ryobi HPL52 portable hand planer as the power source giving it a 3 1/4” maximum planing width and a maximum planing depth of 1/8”. It has a fully adjustable in-feed table to match the depth of cut selected, a blade/cutter guard that’s spring loaded and fully retractable, a guarded paddle on/off switch for quick shutdown and access to dust collection. Both the in-feed and out-feed tables as well as the fence have hard board surfaces for a smoother surfaces.

The base dimensions are 30” L x 12” W while the jointer itself measures 38” L x 5.5” W x 7.5” H x 12” to top of fence.
The in-feed table is 14” L x 4.5 W and the out-feed table is 12” L x 4.5 W while the fence is 4.5” H. The entire unit was built from 3/4” birch plywood. The front face is removable giving full access to the planer for maintenance or removal of the planer itself.

For a finish I painted the base a matte coffee bean brown and the jointer light brown, applied a white oak trim all around, then finished off the entire unit with a coat of gloss polyurethane.

-- Dusty

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#1 posted 04-01-2019 11:59 PM

It looks store bought in the thumbnail, well done.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 04-02-2019 07:10 AM

A piece of art! I like those home made maschines…I made myself one too -not beautiful as that…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 04-02-2019 12:35 PM

An interesting build. Nicely executed.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#4 posted 04-02-2019 05:26 PM

Nice work and very handy for smaller workpieces.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 04-02-2019 10:51 PM

Nice work on the jointer machine table setting!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#6 posted 04-03-2019 04:58 AM

Wow I thought you were parked in the wrong forum, and were bragging about your new Cutech jointer.

So how does it work?

-- Think safe, be safe

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#7 posted 05-24-2019 03:47 PM

Amazing piece of work!!!!

-- Life's a garden, dig it

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