|Project by tdv||posted 01-19-2011 10:54 AM||3985 views||19 times favorited||7 comments|
After seeing Dougs (Nobuckle) post for this jig I had to make one. This job is one of my least favourites I’m always too busy to change or remove & sharpen my planer knives so anything that makes it easier & speeds up the process the better. It took no more than 15 minutes to make, it all came from scraps & although I only have one dial gauge at the minute (the other is ordered) I was able to use it totry it out. I have a planer thicknesser which is 10” wide with cast aluminium tables so it just requires a weight to hold it in place. it is simply made of 2 pieces of 3/4” Birch ply & a couple of pieces of aluminium 3/4” x 3/8” bar I have used for jig runners for my tablesaw slots. I chose to be very accurate about bar length & pivot hole positioning so that the deflection & contact points of each bar would be the same, didn’t want to build in any descrepencies. It cost nothing & saves time I love it. Thanks for the inspiration Doug.
-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK