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Project by KnotCurser posted 494 days ago 3276 views 35 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First and foremost, my HUGE thanks goes to fellow LJ’er, WoodShaver. His plans were perfectly made and easy to follow – thanks!

I was sick and tired of throwing away 30 bucks at a time (or even more) when ever my planer blades got dull or I put just a tiny nick into one. While the blades on my 13” Rigid Planer are labeled as “Disposable” and “Non-Sharpenable” I KNEW these things could be sharpened!

Then I saw Tony’s post and I HAD to make one of these.

Mine consists of a solid, very dry piece of red oak. Following Tony’s image he posted, I was easily able to make the cuts needed – my suggestion is to cut two blanks – one tiny and one the size you need so you can practice your cuts on the tiny one first. All the cuts, btw, are done on a table saw and are very safe to make.

Then I had to tap 12 holes at 45 degree angles and thread screws to be used to secure the blades. After that it was just a quick matter of rounding over the handle part and sanding.

I used sand paper glued to glass as suggested and since my planer uses three blades, in order to get all blades even, I sharpened two complete sets at one time.

The two pieces of red oak in pic six shows the difference – the piece on the left used blades that were dulled after normal use. The one on the right was after sharpening. It barely needs sanding.

Thanks again Tony!!!!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 494 days ago

Nice project : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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rance

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#2 posted 494 days ago

Pretty cool Bob. You’ve got the right idea of sharpening two sets at once to keep them even.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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CampD

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#3 posted 493 days ago

I just put a new set of blades in yesterday and was looking at my old ones thinking I can’t just throw them away.

Going to have to make one of these!

-- Doug...

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Roger

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#4 posted 493 days ago

Looks like it’d work very well

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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ben10

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#5 posted 493 days ago

Looks good! And it’s good timing. I’m about to pull my blades and was going to try and find a place that would sharpen them. I’ll make this jig instead!

-- Ben

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kiefer

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#6 posted 493 days ago

Yes Bob,Tony got it figured and this will save you some money and down time .
Well done .

-- Kiefer 松

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