I finished up my flattening jig that I got out of from FWW. It’s built pretty much identical to their plans. Mine’s a little longer and I used fir for the adjustment pieces. I didn’t like the bungee chord idea that was in the article but once I realized that I couldn’t loosely bolt the adjusters in place, I just went the bungee route. I realized that the adjusters need to be movable for different length boards. Duh.
Here’s a couple of pics of the timber on the jig. The far end is crap but the second pic shows that the other end has some really nice wood in it. I’m getting excited!! Can you tell? lol
I just wanted to test the new jig so I grabbed a piece of lumber that wasn’t the best piece in the pile just in case the worst should happen. Everything seemed to go quite well. I’m not going to do too much here right off of the bat. I’ll rough it in and let it set in the shop for a week or two before final dimensioning.
Please let me know if you see something that I’m not doing correctly. It’s been a heap of a long time sense I’ve used a planner and this is the first planner I’ve ever owned.
-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135