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Extremely Average #157: Designing a Jig

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Blog entry by Ecocandle posted 06-08-2010 04:52 AM 5081 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello All,

With my new found love of using a hand plane, has come the realization that a jig might be helpful in holding the wood. So tonight I designed one. The picture is a little bit hard to see, as the scan is only fair, but tomorrow I hope to be able to put the whole thing together and then it will make more sense.

http://bit.ly/cNA1DM

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 06-08-2010 05:16 AM

Try a bench hook

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 06-08-2010 08:05 AM

if you want yo plane a board
three dovels is all you need to hold it

Dennis

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rance

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#3 posted 06-08-2010 12:57 PM

Brian, It looks promising. I look forward to your updates.
Dennis, you got a pic or link to what you are talking about?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#4 posted 06-08-2010 02:01 PM

rance
I don´t have a pic.
but you actuly can plane a board up against a stopblock or dovel
but if you use one or two more on the side you have a little better control
sideways
I think Chris swharz has something about it in his blogs on popolar woodworking magazin
I can´t remember if Logan shows it
but take a look at his side if you are in to working unplugged

http://logancabinetshoppe.weebly.com/index.html

he is realy a talented guy with handtools

the there is the renasaince guy
and a lot others out there and on L J
you can learn from

Edit :

Rance look at Logans podcast nr. 22 in that episode there is something about a planingstop

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rance

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#5 posted 06-08-2010 02:41 PM

Thanks Dennis.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#6 posted 06-08-2010 06:40 PM

It isn’t so much about the simplest solution, as the exercise of designing and executing the design. I did spend 8 hours building a push stick. So there is some history of going completely overboard. But that push stick taught me a lot about what I can accomplish with my micro planes, which is why I did it in the first place.

That being said, I do appreciate the tips, as I won’t always want to do something in an inefficient way. :-)

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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#7 posted 06-08-2010 09:32 PM

I think I understand your point there Brian
but even thow jiigs is maybee has the most enjoyment and fun in them
it´s allso importen to begin making real usefull things you can use and share
with freinds and fammely…....just my 2 cent :-)

take care Brian

Dennis

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