|Project by TerryDowning||posted 08-19-2013 07:39 PM||2711 views||14 times favorited||9 comments|
A while back on the the epic HPOYD a fellow member posted an ebay link for a detachable fence for jointer planes. The price was rather I thought (At least well out of my budget). My comment was that I would Make my own. Having a recent need square edges, I did just that.
The photos are of my Miller’s Falls #14 Jack Plane with the fence attached. I used a small C-Clamp to tighten the fence to the side.
I used a Cherry cutoff I’ve had laying about for a while. I scribed a line the depth of my MF 14 (Figuring this was the smallest plane that would see the jointer attached) The line runs the length of the board. I then used my Craftsman fillioster plane to cut a 1/4” deep rabbet the length of the board.
I used the curves on front end of the MF 14 to draw the curves on either end of the rabbet. Cut the curves with a coping saw and cleaned up with a spokeshave. Smoothed the face and reverse faces with my MF #9 , jointed the long edges and chamfered all the corners.
The last shot is the finished edge showing my starrett square as evidence that the edge is indeed square to the face.
The fence worked beautifully IMO.
Questions and comments are welcome.
-- - Terry