Just finished up the jointer. This was a really fun build; in my opinion
it was easier than the pantorouter.
The only thing I changed was the base and the belt guard. I noticed that
Alain had to clamp his to a workbench because it would roll during use
so I built mine with retractable casters.
I got lazy with belt guard and made my own rather than following the plans.
The jointer works better than my old 6" Grizzly did. I think this may be
because of the higher cutter speed.
One thing I have learned from building your machines and jigs is how to
drill accurate holes. It's not a skill that you really need to build
most furniture, but it's a must when building machines.
Another great design, and I want to thank you again for giving me the plans...
Dave Tenney made a video reviewing the homemade machines he built based on woodgears.ca plans.
The embedded vido at left is qued to where he talks about the jointer.