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Forum topic by Ben posted 03-02-2018 11:09 PM 363 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ben

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03-02-2018 11:09 PM

Hey everyone.

I’m trying to make a veneer scraping/thicknessing jig.

Here’s the steel machinist’s version of it:

I’d like to make one out of wood. I played around with a threaded rod and nuts/washers, and a turned handle. Can’t quite figure out how to make the block of wood travel so as to have an adjustable “throat” to the jig. What kind of hardware to purchase to make this happen?
I’d like something with very fine adjustment. And ideally the knob would stay fixed, rather than extend with the block of wood.

Doing the sliding dovetail, etc… is no big deal.

Any hardware suggestions?

Thank you!


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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 03-03-2018 07:37 AM

Rich Mans version

The first few on the page

Poor Mans version

Marked under other

The top one you would need just mount your object on top, and it moves with each turn, very precise on the lead screw. The lower one is as precise, but you need to build/insert it into you object, which actually is quite easy, epoxy is a wonderful thing. Price wise there really isn’t a comparison, well unless you are what my Mom called “Crazy Rich”

Looking at a lead screw, flat nut configuration, you can play with search terms and may find something different.

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#2 posted 03-04-2018 01:15 AM

Steve, looks like both links are identical?

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#3 posted 03-05-2018 10:50 AM

Yeah I went back and put in short notes, the Rich Mans is the top two on the left side, and the Poor mans is the one below them. marked lead screws/jacks.

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