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Cut some scrap 3/4" ply with a circular saw (obviously, it wasn't a Festool tracksaw) and used surplus castors to build this mobile base a week ago. Brads and screws hold everything in place. A second shelf (with drawers?) may be added to the stand later.

The Delta 6" jointer is secondhand (but with new knives provided); reviews are mixed about its quality. It was rusty but the beds have been refurbished using WD40 and sandpaper, followed by a final coat of Boeshield T-9. From building the base to removing all the rust (all done outdoors in a warm day), it took less than two hours.

I plan to dress rough boards by machine leaving 1/16" in thickness to be removed with a handplane after they are cut to size.

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Congrats on the tool. Great base also. I have one question,for safety and stability purposes, it is best to have the wheels close as possible to the edges under the feet. How far in are yours from the edges
 

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simple and effective, great job
 

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Hi Norman,

Mine are more or less installed directly under the legs on the four corners, I'd say, about 2" from the edges. It's not very heavy, but you still need two persons to lift the tool safely.

Chuck
 

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Anything to make life in the shop easier is a welcome change.
Looks like you have also done a good job saving her. I would suggest a few passes with some steel wool to give it a smooth finish.

Thanks for posting some pictures.
 

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Thanks, Brad, for the good suggestion. As soon as I can find some steel wool, I plan to put on a coat or two of paste wax, for both a smooth finish as you suggested and extra rust prevention.
 

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I have that jointer. It's not great but definitely ok. With sharp knives and good feed technique I can get pretty good results. Watch the fence, it flexes a good amount. Setting the knives is a PITA.
 

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I think it's a genius work. Very practical.
 
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