Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'planer sled'

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Spanish Cedar Gate

12-30-2016 02:38 AM by clin | 7 comments »

I’ve been making some gates for my house. Here’s a link to a project I posted a earlier. Here’s the drawing. the gate is roughly 6 ft tall and 4 1/2 ft wide. So it is a rather large gate. While the back gates, made from inland red cedar, came out fine, I wanted a more refined look for the large front gate leading to our house. After calling around, a small lumber dealer “Southwest Lumber” in Albuquerque, NM suggested I consider Spanish cedar. So I h...

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Season of shop upgrades #5: Jointer or Planer Sled - A Test

02-16-2014 10:49 AM by PJ72 | 2 comments »

Why build a planer sled simple, I don’t have a jointer. While I have had some success edge jointing with the table saw and router, a jointer has been on my wish list for some time to give me face jointing capability. For example, I wish I could have one, I wish I could afford one, and I wish I had room for one. Garage/Shop Conundrum Given my limited space and need for tool mobility and tool storage in order to park the cars in the garage, I have considered various options on ...

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There's A Table in There Somewhere! #4: Tapering the Legs

06-05-2009 01:53 AM by CedarFreakCarl | 4 comments »

For any of you that were following this, I’d like to apologize for the time gap between #3 & #4, but I had to get my garden planted and also do a little work for the community. I’ll blog the community work later. Anyhow, now that all the stock for the legs has been milled square, it’s time to taper the legs. The legs on this particular table are rather large, so I had to come up with an alternate method to the table saw. I had recently read an article in one of the ...

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Jigs and Fixtures #1: Planer Sled

05-22-2008 02:39 AM by Mike Lingenfelter | 21 comments »

As part of my workbench project I needed to mill up a somewhat large piece of lumber for the main chop on my face vise. It was larger than my 6” Jointer could handle. I needed to find an easy way to mill the 2 large faces. I have been wanting to make a Planer Sled for awhile now, so that’s what I did. I based mine on one Keith Rust did for Fine Woodworking “Flatten Boards without a Jointer”. This article is available at, but it is only available if you have a ...

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