Make a Jointer Knife Setting Jig

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Blog entry by GarageWoodworks posted 10-17-2013 06:16 PM 2794 reads 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

How to make and use a jointer knife setting jig. Can be made from scrap in a couple hours. Video contains one of my most complex effects to date: video matte and stop motion combined (for the video geeks).


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#1 posted 10-17-2013 09:06 PM

Brilliant work – have you made one on how to sharpen the knives?

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#2 posted 10-17-2013 09:09 PM

Hey Yes now I see you have!

-- David Australia

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#3 posted 10-17-2013 09:40 PM

Glad you liked it! You can also search for my videos by keyword and phrase below the video player.

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#4 posted 10-18-2013 02:20 AM

Nice!!! I definitely need to do this. Thanks for the good information.

Also, good job on training your jigs to be so responsive ;)

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#5 posted 10-18-2013 04:24 AM

This is one of those “simply elegant” solutions. Thank you for sharing.

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#6 posted 10-20-2013 07:52 PM

Another great idea, Brian ! Thanks for sharing and also the humor in the video: )

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#7 posted 10-21-2013 11:01 AM

Clever video stuff, and an effective way of accurately and easily setting knives.

BUT! – I had a few problems with my Woodstar PT106 Planer/Thicknesser. (Yes, I’m in the UK)

1. Aluminium instead of steel platforms (I couldn’t find any aluminium-attracting magnets !)
2. Clamping screws on other side of knives – not accessible with knives at TDC
3. Uses adjusting screws to set knife height, so not really possible to let the magnets do their job.
4. Struggled to get clamping screws undone with Allen keys – had to grind one head off!

Now awaiting response from Woodster GmbH about spares – but at least new blades are available on E-bay.

And I started out with such high hopes of finally getting my machine adjusted correctly. :-(

C’est la Vie!

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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