• Home
  • Projects
  • Garage
  • [#<Breadcrumb:0x00007f9eee18b3b8 @title="Home", @path="/nation">, #<Breadcrumb:0x00007f9eee18b098 @title="Projects", @path="/nation/projects">, #<Breadcrumb:0x00007f9eee1ac360 @title="Garage", @path="/nation/projects/category/garage">]

Mobile Jointer Stand

  • May 9, 2016

rudboy11
rudboy11
rudboy11
rudboy11

I had wanted a jointer for woodwork for a while, but the price of a large 6in was way too much. I came across a super old Davis & Wells jointer for real cheap at a garage sale, but it didn't have a stand or the motor mounted to it. I figured building one would be easy, but it got a lot more complicated, when I wanted to be able make it stationary or mobile in one simple action. I came across a lever design and adapted it to my needs and to the weight of the heavy jointer. I also rewired the motor to be mounted inline with the jointer to save space and routed a whole underneath the jointer for dust control. It works great and is very easy to move around the garage and out of the way.

Show More

Print Project

Comments (29)


  • Nice! That was some major planning.
    By OJO187, on May 10, 2016
    • Thanks man. Yeah getting the bottom angles right was a challenge.
      By rudboy11, on May 11, 2016

  • Thats genius!!
    By thehatmatzz, on May 10, 2016
    • Thanks, I found some designs that use this method and changed it a little to make it work me me.
      By rudboy11, on May 11, 2016

  • Nice work sir.
    By bigabike, on May 10, 2016
    • Thanks bigabike!
      By rudboy11, on May 11, 2016

  • Good looking stand! Where can I get these plans?
    By Chris Blaine, on May 11, 2016
    • Thanks Chris. I could probably email you mine, and maybe you can change them to fit your needs :)
      By rudboy11, on May 11, 2016

  • Nice wood work!
    By WoodMaster12, on May 11, 2016
    • Thanks WoodMaster12. Its makes the jointer so much easier to use.
      By rudboy11, on May 11, 2016

  • Awesome job
    By Knucker, on May 11, 2016
    • Thanks Knucker :)
      By rudboy11, on May 11, 2016

  • Awesome! I bet it helps a lot. I know mine does :)
    By rudboy11, on May 11, 2016

  • Excellent execution and super useful. I built a similar table for my table saw 30 years ago and I still use it. I like the way you did the wheels, much better than what I did.
    By Nothingbutlumber27, on May 13, 2016
    • Thanks for the compliment! I am super happy with it. Just needs a little paint...someday.
      By rudboy11, on May 13, 2016

  • Thanks Ryon :)
    By rudboy11, on May 13, 2016


  • Wow! Do you sell your work?
    By Interstellar77, on May 14, 2016
    • Thank you! I haven't yet, but I would like to make some cutting board for friends.
      By rudboy11, on May 15, 2016

  • Nice work man!
    By Woodturner78, on May 14, 2016
    • Thanks Woodturner78, it definitely helps with the woodwork.
      By rudboy11, on May 15, 2016

  • Great idea RudBoy!
    By lungbutter, on May 18, 2016
    • Thank you :)
      By rudboy11, on May 31, 2016

  • Is it made out of gold?
    By Quinteene, on May 18, 2016

  • I think it was made from a 1000-year-old tree on the side of Mount Olympus. Struck by lightning, and carved by monks using the horn of a unicorn.
    By Ryon Hunt, on May 19, 2016
    • I think you are correct I m ur ballz
      By RyonHuntsBallz, on June 4, 2016

  • ^ I see you're good at making up names. That explains where all your bogus comments and votes came from.
    By Ryon Hunt, on June 15, 2016

  • Very nice! My dad just gave me his dad's old Craftsman jointer and I'm looking for a good, mobile stand design. Would you be willing to send me your plans for this?
    By user_butler_1595538, on August 22, 2020

Members Also Viewed

Print Options

Print Project

back to top?

Asset 1

Join RYOBI Nation

We're so glad you're here! Let's get started.

Welcome to Ryobi Nation!

Please confirm your email address.

Welcome

Let's build your project feed!

Select some categories to pick the kinds of projects that show up on your home page:


Welcome to Nation

welcome_r2 graphic
Welcome to your RYOBI Nation quick start guide, a fast and easy way to see everything that's waiting for you!
project_feed_r1 graphic
Your feed shows the latest projects from the categories you’ve selected, right on your homepage!
upload_r2 graphic
Are you working on something awesome? Upload your DIY projects today, and share with other members.
contests_r2 graphic
We award monthly and annual prizes for the best projects, worth up to $2500 in RYOBI tools! That’s a lot of hardware, and it could all be yours.
connect_r2 graphic
RYOBI Nation is a positive connection between people who are creating great things.
You can follow fellow members, like their projects, and comment to let them know they’re doing a great job.
notifications_r1 graphic
Come back to RYOBI Nation often to see what is new and to stay in touch.
If you're on a mobile device, don't forget you can add RYOBI Nation to your home screen for quick access to your project feed.

Update Image

Mobile Jointer Stand

by rudboy11
May 09, 2016

I had wanted a jointer for woodwork for a while, but the price of a large 6in was way too much. I came across a super old Davis & Wells jointer for real cheap at a garage sale, but it didn't have a stand or the motor mounted to it. I figured building one would be easy, but it got a lot more complicated, when I wanted to be able make it stationary or mobile in one simple action. I came across a lever design and adapted it to my needs and to the weight of the heavy jointer. I also rewired the motor to be mounted inline with the jointer to save space and routed a whole underneath the jointer for dust control. It works great and is very easy to move around the garage and out of the way.