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SIMPLE WAY TO CHANGE A ROUTER TO A THICKNESSER

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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 560 days ago 3763 views 47 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Using a normal thicknesser for small pieces of timber is not something without troubles. For few weeks I was thinking to make one for my own purposes. After searching the net and many lumberjocks projects, I designed this simple way to build, all directions, sliding router holder to do the job. Today, I tested it in the Men’s Shed and I was very happy with the result.
There was an urge in me to try INTARSIA. at least once or twice, but not having thicknesser stoped me from that. Now I have to find time to try something of this art.
The notes on the photos say it all.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....





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Sergio

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#1 posted 560 days ago

Good! It is very useful, not only for small parts.

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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BAKTHAVATHSAL KADAMBI

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#2 posted 560 days ago

wonderful idea and very well done. thanks for sharing

-- ALPHA-ZEE CREATIONS

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 560 days ago

Great idea Sam, thanks for sharing.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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lew

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#4 posted 560 days ago

Simple and effective, Sam! Can’t ask for more than that.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 560 days ago

Well, it’s not going to replace the plainer exactly. However, in box making sometimes you need to surface a part that is to small to go through a planer because of the beauty of the wood. I have also seen very large ones rigged up to surface large slabs to big for the planer. It’s a nice thing to have. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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jaykaypur

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#6 posted 560 days ago

nice job

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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JesseTutt

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#7 posted 560 days ago

Good Project.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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dustyal

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#8 posted 560 days ago

I have seen similar designs… but yours is sized more conveniently… I always run into a stray board just big enough for box making, but too small for planer/thicknesser.

well done.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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BritBoxmaker

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#9 posted 560 days ago

The simplest, most flexible and effective variant on this theme I have seen.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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LoydMoore

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#10 posted 560 days ago

Looks like this would be a good design for using the angle iron a skate bearings guide rail system. I am a boxmaker also and see a lot of potential here. Looks like I have found my next shop project.

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX http:www.moorewoodenboxes.com

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lumberjoe

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#11 posted 560 days ago

This is also the best method for flattening end grain cutting boards. I like your ideas a lot

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shipwright

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#12 posted 560 days ago

While I do applaud this clever version of a well known concept, ( I agree with Martyn… best I’ve seen) what interests me more is the thought of you applying your considerable talents and creativity to intarsia.
I’m really looking forward to seeing what you come up with .
Maybe we can get you to go one more step and into marquetry…

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Oldtool

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#13 posted 560 days ago

Yep, these small sleds work great and yours is very efficient, for minimal construction, and small storage space, yet retains a high degree of accuracy. Only problem though, as I have experienced with such a device, is the profuse amount of chips and dust. Where’s your dust mask?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Grumpymike

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#14 posted 560 days ago

Wow, look at you in the #1 spot. Great shop built tool. I will be making a knock off of this for sure.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 560 days ago

Good idea, Sam!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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