Curved panel planing jig

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Project by BrianGT posted 11-13-2012 01:16 AM 3280 views 15 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a slab leveling jig that I made to flatten rough lumber that is wider than my planer can handle. I also needed a way to plane a curve into some panels for a hope chest. (Will post when its complete).
Pic 1: Jig and base
Pic 2: Results on rough silver birch
Pic 3: By adding these curved rails for the router ride on I can plane a curve. Center the work under the cenerline of the radius. The radius of the panel depends on the radius of the rails. These had a 5’ radius.
Pic 4: The coopered panel ready to be planed.
Pic 5: After the first pass
Pic 6: The planed panel ready for sanding

Let me know what you think and please share any improvements that you can think of.
Thanks for looking

-- "Fear of failure limits our creativity" so to create something truly awesome you first have to be prepared to flop

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#1 posted 11-13-2012 01:20 AM

Well done Brian

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#2 posted 11-13-2012 02:53 AM

very creative I assume you could change the template and then do a crown for the other side
This qualify for the KISS Institute Simple, Functional, Enduring,
Good Job

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#3 posted 11-18-2012 04:07 PM

Nice job, I need to make one of these sometime.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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