Base for a Restored 6 in Jointer

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Project by bobdurnell posted 09-05-2012 04:33 AM 6144 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished restoring a model 34-220 type 1 Delta Rockwell 6 inch jointer that I rescued from a school discard. I made the base from 3/4in Baltic Birch used two 10 by 10 wall registers for vents that work as access to the motor, electrical and bolting of the jointer. Had to order a jet hand handwheel that was missing and a jet blade guard spring that was broken. This model is similar to my 6in Jet jointer. Used a 1/2in radius on the outside of the cabinet and painted it machinery grey to give it the enclosed metal stand look. Used 6in by 6in abs dust chute and reduced it to a shop vac hose for the dust collection rather than make a metal or wood dust chute. The base is on 2 1/2 in locking caster for mobility.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#1 posted 09-05-2012 05:06 AM

Nice work, looks very clean. I like the chip/dust chute.

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#2 posted 09-05-2012 08:05 AM

Very tidy work, I like the fact you have taken the tine to paint it. I always think home made tools and jigs look so much better with a lick of paint

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#3 posted 09-05-2012 10:49 AM

Nice save on the jointer and a great cabinet build ! Very well done : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 09-05-2012 01:47 PM

Great work. I thought it was metal at first!


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#5 posted 09-05-2012 02:33 PM

I second that…I looked at it and wondered where the base was. Thought the gray box was the metal base that came with the jointer. Looks great Bob.

-- I'd like to believe Murphy's Law haunts my woodshop, because if it's Karma it would mean I had something to do with it. - K.R.

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#6 posted 09-05-2012 02:57 PM

Looks great! I also thought right away, Where is the wood?? ha

Jointer looks identical (besides tags) to the Delta/Rockwell that I restored.

-- Grant - N Dakota

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#7 posted 09-05-2012 09:37 PM

Excellet job… The base looks like metal …. nice touch.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#8 posted 09-05-2012 11:57 PM

great resto the base thought it was metal.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#9 posted 09-06-2012 12:00 AM

Nice job on the jointer!

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#10 posted 09-21-2012 12:55 PM

Great job on the base, never would have noticed that it was not made of steel.

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