|Project by ChuckM||posted 07-22-2012 08:36 PM||5710 views||30 times favorited||7 comments|
This handplaning fixture for planing thin strips is featured in the Methods of Work, FW (Aug. 2004). I use it with a LAJ to make 1/8” thick pieces (up to 2 1/4” wide). By using different spacers, you can make pieces of other thicknesses – 1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2” etc.
This is how it works in general. Bandsaw a stock (with one flat side) slightly oversize (e.g. final thickness + 1/16” or so). Place a spacer of suitable thickness on the jig between the rails under the rough stock and plane the stock to final thickness.
For details on making spacers of different thicknesses as well as using the jig, please refer to the published trick.
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