Jointer/Planer Sled.

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Project by Ken90712 posted 01-14-2012 12:38 PM 4642 views 31 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw tis article in Fine Woodworking magazine a while back. Thx to felllow lumberjock Mike Lingenfelter and his blog on making this jig as well. His efforts and pictures make it simple for anyone who wants to build this jig a big help.

I started with 5/8 baltic birch 5 feet long and 11 1/2 inches wide. The wedges are cut @ 15 degrees as well as the dadoes in the rib supports. I placed non-skid on the bottom’s of the wedges and on the top of the ribs. The screws can be tightened by hand which really speeds things up. The bungee cord keeps the ribs from moving around. I glued laminate down with contact cement and waxed for a smooth ride. I made a jig for the dadoes to be cut 15* through the ribs on my table saw.

Although this is heavy while using, it works like a champ it is very easy & quick to set up. I now can flattten up 12 1/2 boards in no time. I only have a 6 inch jointer so this was a great solution to assist me in making the table top for my outdoor dinning table with boards that are 11 inches wide.

All comments and questions welcome.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 01-14-2012 12:49 PM

That is one hell of a sled…I use the TWC… but this is a great idea if you don’t have one…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 01-14-2012 04:27 PM

That’ll get ‘er done.
Sweet. And nice piece you show as your test case.

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 01-14-2012 06:22 PM

Good job ,that’s going to be very useful .

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#4 posted 01-15-2012 12:18 AM

VERY well thought out! Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#5 posted 01-15-2012 12:52 AM

Nicely done, bravo!

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#6 posted 01-15-2012 01:05 AM


I thought that looked familiar from FW…

What kind of non skid material did you use?


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#7 posted 01-15-2012 05:55 PM

It was non skid we use on Aircraft in different places. Its self sticking and heavy duty. I have had it for yrs. Everything in Avaition has a shelf life and once expired they throw it out or we can take it home. Works great. no reason to waste it LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 01-15-2012 06:44 PM

Nice job Ken.
Thanks for posting.
I’m not in need of one of these at this time but I’m sure I will. It’s going in my favorites for later.
Looking forward to seeing your table…

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#9 posted 01-16-2012 03:09 PM

Super cool sled.
This will be in my mind.
Best thoughts,

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

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#10 posted 01-17-2012 05:22 AM

Nice one Ken and now I have to build one too .
When I don’t know .
I have some ideas already ( see your blog )


-- Kiefer 松

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#11 posted 01-17-2012 11:07 AM

Kiefer, Very interesting ideas! Posted in forum jigs. No movement that I can tell, I will have to mark them to really know. I think the wedges just make it so fast to set up its really nice.
Thx, I’ll give this some thought and look fwd to seeing yours if you do this as well. Some great ideas.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 01-17-2012 10:16 PM

It’s the Period ”.” that is making two threads with the same name…

I wonder if a Period was added to the one without OR
a Period was removed… Would that make them ONE thread?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#13 posted 01-30-2012 03:14 AM

Real nice job on that, Ken.


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