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Planer jig for flattening twisted boards

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Project by geekwoodworker posted 04-06-2015 09:22 PM 11737 views 110 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this to plane wood flat. Got the idea from shop-notes. I made it longer than the shop-notes one though. This one is 60” long. It works easier and much better then trying to flatten boards on the jointer. Put the board on it and adjust the levellers to the bottom of the board. Then set the planer and push it through.

Enjoy.

Here is a quick video on it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLDLKKvQjaM





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Ocelot

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#1 posted 04-06-2015 09:27 PM

I need one of those. I’ve got a 20” spiral planer and a 6” jointer. It just makes sense.

-Paul

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#2 posted 04-06-2015 10:02 PM

Much better than the wedge version.

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Lou

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#3 posted 04-06-2015 10:09 PM

Very nice. I like it. Will have to make one.

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#4 posted 04-06-2015 11:38 PM

Very nice! The screw adjustments look a lot better than the wedges I use. Now if I could find that issue of Shopnotes…..........?

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#5 posted 04-06-2015 11:52 PM

Nice jig! Definitely a must have for big wide boards! Thanks for sharing Sean

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#6 posted 04-06-2015 11:57 PM

Looks pretty slick! How heavy is it? I’ve been debating whether to buy a jointer or make a better planer sled.

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#7 posted 04-07-2015 12:08 AM

Looks great! I like the idea of using the screw system, instead of wedges.

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#8 posted 04-07-2015 01:09 AM

Awesome idea! I would also love to know which issue that was from. I don’t remember seeing it, but you never know what’s in my piles of mags!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#9 posted 04-07-2015 02:00 AM

I have this marked to make in the future. It’s the Woodsmith Weekend Shop Projects: Jigs, Fixtures, & Techniques. Spring 2015 edition. It’s supposed to be on display until today; you may still be able to find it at a book store and others that tend to keep older mags.

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#10 posted 04-07-2015 02:23 AM

Does anyone know if it’s in an old ShopNotes as well? I get Woodsmith, but unfortunately these special issues are separate from the subscription.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#11 posted 04-07-2015 02:27 AM

Disregard. Found it! ShopNotes 137

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#12 posted 04-07-2015 02:29 AM

I must say, that makes me rethink my non use of sleds through a planer. Well done.

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#13 posted 04-07-2015 03:26 AM

Awesome…

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#14 posted 04-07-2015 11:02 AM

OK this is something new to me, I’m trying to understand how it works, if someone can explain more in detail for me, it’s early and I’ve not had my coffee yet so it’s hard for me to picture in my head the difference in this jig apposed to just letting the planer do the work with out any wedges or this jig?

I’ve always just put the boards down on the planer and let them fly.

Thanks

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#15 posted 04-07-2015 11:27 AM

I have a new tool to make. Thanks. You did a nice job.

-- Mel,

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