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Blog entry by Andrew Betschman posted 10-03-2012 07:23 PM 7777 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Brand new video on flattening a board with the router. Enjoy.

-- Andrew, Ohio

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#1 posted 10-04-2012 01:16 AM

That is the simplest flattening jig I’ve seen. How do you keep from routing into the side rails? I’m guessing you just pay attention and be careful. That router and 1” bit made fast work of that! Thanks for posting this video.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 10-04-2012 06:14 PM

I have been looking to put together something like this. I have been scouring craigslist for a while now looking for a jointer and planner, but have not been able to catch a decent deal before they are sold so this was my next thought. Would it be possible to flatten both sides of a board with something like this, or is that not a wise way to go about doing things? In my head it seems like it should work, but I have been wrong many times before.



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#3 posted 10-05-2012 02:30 AM

@krisrimes It should work. I havde never try it.
@gfadvm Your welcome. I just just pay attention and be careful.

-- Andrew, Ohio

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#4 posted 10-05-2012 04:33 AM

That really answered all of my questions…

Thank you very much…

Now, if you don’t have a Planer, you could remove the shim & do it using the jig on the other side…

I’ve basically done it that way… just not using such a large board to carry the router… Works great…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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