|Project by tchaser||posted 12-27-2011 03:16 AM||5326 views||23 times favorited||12 comments|
This is the planing jig that was in FWW last month and it was just what I was looking for.
I do some large pieces and this is very simple but works fine. It is simply a box with a slot cut for the router bit and you slide the router back and forth and it levels out the top The router is mounted to a base plate for your router table and make the box to fit with about a 1/4 in of play and open ends for saw dust to fall out the pics show what is accomplished in pass no. 1 and 2 the whole jig take about 1 sheet of plywood and the boxes on the end are slotted for adjustment that I marked in 1/2 in intervals for reference. I might make a note that it takes about 20 min set up, and this is about 1 hr each side. I have found the best results are to flip between passes for best leveling results. It takes about 600-700 passes to do both sides with a 1” bit. I will probably line the box with plastic to help make the router slide a little easier. Now where is that icy hot my arms are a little sore.
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