I lucked out awhile back. I picked up and old jointer and two electric motors that work really well for five dollars. The jointer is an old Craftsman that's been sitting in a garage for a lot of years. It was dirty and rusty but the bearings seemed okay. I had an old tablesaw stand that I bought many, many years ago that I wasn't using and I had some heavy plywood and some steel angles laying around the shop so I put them to good use. When i finished the stand I cleaned the jointer and painted it. It is only a three and half inch jointer but that's all I need to plane the edges of boards to edge glue for table tops. It works great, I think I will have to invest in soem new knives though. But the jointer and stand I have spent around twenty five dollars all together. Will post a picture tomorrow.