|Project by Lou||posted 02-23-2016 07:21 PM||3000 views||37 times favorited||19 comments|
Much of the wood I use for my projects is rough cut and twisted. I recently built this jig/sled to take out the twist. I actually made 2 sleds. One at 5 ft and the other at 3 feet. Obviously the risers are interchangeable. They work great. I’m very happy with the results. I copied the idea from Geekwoodworker . He shows excellent detail and a youtube video . Please ref. his work. He deserves the credit.
Very easy to make and use. Put the twisted board on top of the jig. Put some weight on the twisted board. I use a sand bag. ( my shooting bench rest). Then adjust the risers to conform to the bottom of the twisted board. Remove the weight (sand bag) and run through the planer until the top is flat and smooth. Now remove the board from the jig, turn the board over with the flat side down and run it through the planer until it’s flat on top. You now have a usable board with no twists.
-- What to make next. Hmmm.