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Hand Plane Thicknessing Jig with Micro Adjustment

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Project by TheWoodYogi posted 07-05-2017 11:30 PM 747 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a jig I have designed for creating precise and repeatable thicknesses when hand planing small stock.

It has undergone many design changes to optimise its function and ease of use.

It uses a micro adjustment mechanism for setting the height.

I have a video on Youtube to demonstrate it working https://youtu.be/VgnVVGCpPLI

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda





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WayneC

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#1 posted 07-06-2017 02:02 AM

Pretty cool. Thanks for sharing.

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TheWoodYogi

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#2 posted 07-06-2017 08:51 PM

Thanks Wayne :) As soon as I get a bit of free time it will get plenty of use :D

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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John

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#3 posted 07-06-2017 09:00 PM

Looks very precise Chris, what do you need the close tolerances for?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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TheWoodYogi

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#4 posted 07-06-2017 09:14 PM

Hi John :) For very thin pieces that I need to match. It’s very useful for things such as making sides for boxes. I used to make a lot of musical instruments then I had a really long break from woodworking and returned to it in the last couple of years. This jig gives me the chance to work with small bookmatched pieces and soundboard braces. What I love about the jig is that I can remove very small amounts of material for accuracy by using the mechanism until I am satisfied with the measurement and it always gives me an even thickness across the piece I’m working on. Something I’m not so great at when trying freehand, especially on such small stock :D

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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#5 posted 07-06-2017 11:47 PM

Clever! I can see the utility for instrument making especially. I hate planing thin stock!

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