|Project by RiaanK||posted 03-31-2014 06:14 AM||5228 views||79 times favorited||22 comments|
The one tool that I have been wanting badly, for a very long time, is way above my budget, and that’s the thickness plainer.
So after looking at some jigs from all over, I came up with my own version.
The same principal as all the jigs available, but with a thickness adjuster.
What I have done.
Where the stock will be, I made an adjustable platform, with bolts on all corners on the bottom of it.
And with rulers on all sides of the housing. The rulers stars 5MM from the top where the slider holding the router slides on.(I just need to replace this with stainless steel rulers, this is all I could find at the time)
I placed the platform on zero, placed the router in, and pushed it down so that the bit is also on zero then, and locked the router.
Removing the router, I placed it on top of the sliders sides, and routed a piece out. So now, when I need to plane, I place the router on top of the slider, push it down, and lock it, then the bit will be sticking out 5MM on the bottom of the slider. So, zero with the rulers.
Now I can adjust the platform to a required thickness, and plane away. I also added the two pieces on the platform, that fastens at the ends of the platform, this allows me to “clamp” the stock down, as in picture 3.
Hope you like it, because this work like a dream for me (until I have the cash for the machine)
Thanks for looking.