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Thickness Planer - Jointing Jig - Joint 12" wide board

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Project by Shanem posted 481 days ago 3488 views 33 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m in the process of building a dresser and have to joint boards larger then my 6” jointer. I seen the plans for this jig in Fine Woodworking #175 by Keith Rust.

I slightly altered his plans.
- I used 3/4” BB plywood strips in between to stiffen the jig.
- I also put two dowels behind each leveling piece to help it from shifting.

Tested out the jig and it worked great. One tip if anyone decides to make this is to ensure there is a supporting leveler under the front edge. Possibility of it bouncing when entering the compression roller.





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 481 days ago

I made one of these a while back as well. Heavy but works great…. Nice work.

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

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Thalweg

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#2 posted 481 days ago

I found a video on the internet of Keith Rust showing how this works. That’s pretty slick. I might have to make one of these.

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CessnaPilotBarry

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#3 posted 481 days ago

For those who need these a lot, the jig is a great idea, and the example here is very nicely built.

For occasional, or an on the spot need, I simply cut a strip of MDF, slightly longer and wider than the board to be planed, then add a 3-4” wide strip of MDF across the tail end of the first board. The strip can be hot glued or screwed in place, but the screws need to be well below the planing level. Put your board on, and using hot glue or carpet tape, install builder’s shims in the gaps between the carrier and bottom of the work piece. Plane away!

The carrier board also works great for accurately thicknessing or drum sanding thin stock.

-- It's all good, if it's wood...

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 481 days ago

Good jig well done.

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 481 days ago

Nicely done : )

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DMC1903

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#6 posted 481 days ago

I too have made and use one of these jigs, the jig works great.
However, I do use Hand tools for the final cuts.

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Mark Gipson

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#7 posted 480 days ago

Got one of these on my to build list as my bench top jointer is starting to be restrictive, I hope mine works as well as this one.

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gforcegarcia

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#8 posted 479 days ago

I built one last year. I really like it.

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