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Forum topic by Bob84 posted 04-13-2017 07:21 PM 631 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-13-2017 07:21 PM

A friend of mine has a very old Powermatic long bed jointer and it is probably 300 pounds of cast iron.

Any suggestions on how to build a good solid stand? I must consider it being mobile since the shop is in an old one car size garage so on low profile castors.

I liked this one in the url link below with some slight beefier modifications (like maybe 2×8’s with bolts type construction), but my friend thinks this is not near sturdy enough nor is the foot print big enough.

I know a comparable size foot print, metal stand at Rockler for a Jet brand jointer, measures about the same size as this wooden one. Plans –

Again this is an old 1958 Powermatic long bed jointer made of the real old cast iron and it is a beast so it is really heavy.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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#1 posted 04-13-2017 09:21 PM

Biscuit some 4×4 redwood and plane it down perfectly flat. Mount it on some big pillars and make a robust floor piece and put heavy duty locking casters on it. I have old vintage machinery as well and the big problem comes from stability, so make sure the table is half as wide as the jointer. Just my 2 cents.

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#2 posted 04-14-2017 02:05 AM

That design should easily support a 300 lb. jointer. I agree that stability would be the concern for me.

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