anyone ever made a jointer cabinet?

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Forum topic by kooldecker posted 03-18-2014 05:59 PM 865 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-18-2014 05:59 PM

Hi there , just picked up a honey of a Powermatic 50, but the base was missing. im going to spend a LITTLE time trying to find one, but will more than likely build one. was wondering if anybody has built a cabinet for their jointer, and how they liked it, basically trying to get some ideas. thanks

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#1 posted 03-18-2014 10:21 PM

I have an older Delta 6” jointer that I had to make a base for. I basically eyeballed the base that originally
sold with the jointer and built a 2 X 4 frame of the same size. I put a 1/4” steel plate on the top of the
frame and mounted the jointer to the plate after I cut the opening in the plate the same size as the
opening in the jointer base. This is necessary so that the wood chips will not catch on anything. From
this opening, you will have to build a chute or tube to connect your dust collection system to. I mounted
the motor to another steel plate mounted on a hinge to a crosspiece after making sure the drive belt
would not rub on anything and the motor would be out of the way of the dust collection. I have the
advantage of having a special metal cutting saw, so the metal was simple for me to cut and size correctly.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 03-18-2014 10:28 PM

Well, I’ve had a couple that had wood cabinets underneath
built by other owners.

You cut a hole in the cabinet and built a chute or put
a box you can pull out and dump, or you can get the
chips out with a dust collector or vacuum. Jointers
make a lot of fluffy shavings and if you don’t take care
of them they pile up and start flying out the cutterhead,
which is annoying and perhaps dangerous.

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