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Project by ChuckM posted 1068 days ago 2828 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

From a tip published in the July 2011 issue of Wood magazine. This jig allows me to thickness plane or joint small stocks (inlay, for example) that are too small for a power jointer or thickness planer.

The particular jig is built for use with a LA Jack and a push block.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted





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Arlin Eastman

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#1 posted 1068 days ago

Being very ingorant on hand tools. Do you just run the wood over the top of it and does it make the same quality cut?
Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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ChuckM

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#2 posted 1068 days ago

Hi Arlin,

This is how to plane a small stock on this jig:

1) set the blade to cut thin
2) place the small stock at the front end (the toe end)
3) press and guide the stock to the fence (with the left hand) as you use a push shoe to push the small stock past the blade (just as if you were pushing a board on a power jointer)

The whole set-up is just the opposite of holding the Jack to plan down on a larger stock.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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Tag84

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#3 posted 1068 days ago

nice idea, but i quess you have to watch your fingers?

-- -Thomas -

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ChuckM

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#4 posted 1068 days ago

watch your fingers? – Yes. Although not shown in the original tip published in WOOD, I suppose the use of a push shoe/push block as is in the case of using a power jointer is implicit and essential to safe practice. This jig is for small stocks and multiple passes in thin cuts, I have observed, will produce the best and consistent results.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 1068 days ago

niice :-)
Thomas thats why a push stick is used :-)
barrel makers has used the stand alone upsite down jointer severeal hundreds years :-)
still a good Idea Chuck

Dennis

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#6 posted 1068 days ago

Great idea I would love to see a video on it being used. Thanks for posting.

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rmac

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#7 posted 1068 days ago

I’ve done this a million times before, but without the little fence. The fence a great new idea to me.

This is just another case of “take small work to the tool, take the tool to large work.”

—Russ

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#8 posted 1068 days ago

Great Idea, Thanks for sharing

-- Guy,PEI

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#9 posted 1068 days ago

i like the idea can you post some more photos of the “jig” id like to know how to fit it all together and still keep it square

-- the journy of a thousand miles begins with a single step " Lou-Tzu"

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#10 posted 1068 days ago

The text in the image reads: “The square fence is built to suit your Jack or Jointer plane and the sizes of projects you plan to do. The top fence can be taller or longer/shorter as you see fit. I’ve added two magnets to the original jig design (July 2011 WOOD) for ease of attachment. It’s easier to cut out the notch before you glue the top fence to the side fence.

Is this clear to you HB?

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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Tootles

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#11 posted 1068 days ago

A very simple and effective little jig that is well worth making for ourselves. Thanks Chuck.

Russ, you said “take small work to the tool, take the tool to large work.”

What a great way to put this. I’ve always believed that you need to know when it’s best to move the wood or best to move the machine, but I think I like the way you said it better.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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kiefer

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#12 posted 1068 days ago

Great idea and Thanks for posting it !
For now I will add this on my table saw extension .

Thanks KIEFER

-- Kiefer 松

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mafe

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#13 posted 1068 days ago

Really nice!
I use my No. 7 upside down and this is really a usefull tool for small jobs, I acually used it for building a bucket like Dennis describes.
I allready made a fence of that family, but I will test it now upside down.
http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/18498
Thank your the idea.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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ChuckM

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#14 posted 1068 days ago

Mads – I recall seeing your “magnetic fence” here or somewhere else. (I didn’t make one of yours because I have a jointer fence for use with my jointer plane: http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=52414&cat=1,41182,48944,52414 .)

Magnet comrade! I use a lot of magnets in my shop or jigs. In my shop, I think the only shop accessories that beat them in terms of quantity are pencils and ear plugs (they always vanish).

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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mafe

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#15 posted 1067 days ago

I’ll make one like yours.
Big smile,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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