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SIMPLE WAY TO CHANGE A ROUTER TO A THICKNESSER

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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 01-16-2013 09:22 AM 3879 views 48 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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#1 posted 01-16-2013 09:32 AM

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

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#2 posted 01-16-2013 10:40 AM

wonderful idea and very well done. thanks for sharing

-- ALPHA-ZEE CREATIONS

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#3 posted 01-16-2013 10:49 AM

Great idea Sam, thanks for sharing.

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

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#4 posted 01-16-2013 01:06 PM

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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#5 posted 01-16-2013 01:28 PM

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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#6 posted 01-16-2013 01:32 PM

nice job

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

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#7 posted 01-16-2013 01:38 PM

Good Project.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#8 posted 01-16-2013 02:03 PM

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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#9 posted 01-16-2013 03:25 PM

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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#10 posted 01-16-2013 03:34 PM

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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#11 posted 01-16-2013 03:49 PM

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

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#12 posted 01-16-2013 03:50 PM

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 01-16-2013 04:10 PM

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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#14 posted 01-16-2013 05:01 PM

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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#15 posted 01-16-2013 05:06 PM

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

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

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