|Project by oldskoolmodder||posted 09-30-2008 12:23 AM||23553 views||60 times favorited||9 comments|
I didn’t have a thickness planer and rarely need one, but once in a while have a need for thinner wood for projects. I was making some cutting boards in early summer and wanted the joined woods to be the same thickness (don’t ask me why), so I thought about making a jog of sorts, based on a picture I saw ages ago. Little did I know that a few days later while at the local Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, I’d by an old magazine that had a router thickness planer article and plans inside. Mine is slightly different and will accommodate 14” wide by 20” minimum.
The underside shows an extra piece of oak, that I had to install after I found out the router wouldn’t go over as far to the left as I needed it to go. One piece is mounted at top of the jig, as a permanent hold, and the bottom piece can be screwed into the 1/2” MDF underneath to hold the project in place, while I plane it to the right thickness.
Made of pine, poplar, red oak and 1/2” MDF. So it’s about as cheap as you can make a thickness planer for. Also, for the router to slide on, I used some 1” x 1” Corner L Aluminum.
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