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Jointer Knife Jig

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Project by Stephenw posted 03-20-2012 11:52 PM 2642 views 28 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a jig I made to adjust the knives on my jointer. It is oak and brass. I finished it with Minwax “wipe on” polyurethane.

More pictures and details are on my blog…

http://shopngarage.com/2012/03/jointer-knife-jig/





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spunwood

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#1 posted 03-21-2012 01:34 AM

slick and classy. I like your work!

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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spunwood

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#2 posted 03-21-2012 01:36 AM

Also like your blog man.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#3 posted 03-21-2012 08:02 AM

Very nice.

Like the “hidden” neodym magnets under the brass

C

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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#4 posted 03-21-2012 08:08 AM

Well done. Might have to use this idea! Thx for sharing.

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

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#5 posted 03-21-2012 12:16 PM

All three in .001”, can’t ask for more. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 03-21-2012 02:53 PM

So simple, but so effective! Thanks for the creative solution.

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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#7 posted 03-21-2012 03:27 PM

Very nice. I usually use a magnetic base to hold the indicator but I like this better. I could see making one of these.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#8 posted 03-21-2012 03:44 PM

Same as Curt. This looks waaay better. I will be making one real soon.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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seabiscuit

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#9 posted 03-21-2012 03:49 PM

Seems like bloody overkill….

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GrandpaLen

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#10 posted 03-21-2012 03:55 PM

Very nice.

There is accurate, then there is dead on.

...we like dead on. :-)

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#11 posted 03-21-2012 05:56 PM

I’m curious Stephen, what’s the point of adjusting the knives if you can adjust the outfeed table? I just went through this recently with my jointer. I came to the (possibly incorrect) conclusion that all I needed to do was level them with a magetic jig that I made and then adjust the outfeed from there.

Am I missing something?

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Stephenw

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#12 posted 03-21-2012 06:26 PM

My outfeed table is not adjustable. To cut properly, the knife must be the same height across the width of the cutter head. Each knife should be set at the same height as the others. Several sources (including my jointer manual) say the knives should be set slightly higher than the outfeed table.

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toddbeaulieu

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#13 posted 03-21-2012 06:35 PM

Oh. I didn’t realize not all outfeeds are adjustable. That makes sense now. Yeah, I set mine to be level with the outfeed and then lowered the outfeed a bit. I made the three magnet jig which holds the cutters parallel to the outfeed and then tightened them. Much simpler than I expected.

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#14 posted 03-21-2012 07:17 PM

very nice!

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#15 posted 05-28-2012 12:54 PM

You should enter this into our jig contest! Email photos along with your LJ name to jigcontest@runbox.com. You might win!

-- Subscribe to "Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal"- One of the crafts' most unique publications: http://www.stumpynubs.com/

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