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Forum topic by EMVarona posted 08-18-2011 02:32 PM 6565 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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EMVarona

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08-18-2011 02:32 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question jig hand power planer planer

Sometime back I came across a site where the author designed a jig that converts a hand power planer into a jointer. At that time I did not have any use for it so I forgot all about it and lost it. On second thought that is something worth a second look. Does anyone know this site or a similar one that is about the power hand planer/jointer?

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."


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#1 posted 08-18-2011 04:36 PM

There’s this one here – perhaps that’s the ticket?

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#2 posted 08-19-2011 12:26 AM

Yes! This is it. Thanks a lot KnickKnack!

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#3 posted 08-19-2011 03:38 AM

Ed,
It works well enough on long pieces but be very careful on the first bite of the blade. Because of the bigger gap of the blade roller, the wood tends to be grabbed by the blade… you need to push hard and flat the wood stock during the first run and gently push till you passed through the other other flat side of the plane.
Don’t try shorter pieces 5 inches and below without PUSH AND PRESS JIGS.

Another thing, I am using MAKITA plane with protection of stopping when there is a jam. This is more better than my previous one that breaks the belt because of jamming.

Ingat lang po.. God bless.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 08-19-2011 03:41 AM

Ed,
If you have a bigger sagging on the ends of the wood. Handplane first on the ends to have a slight tapering on the end portion before route planning…
Same,

-- Bert

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#5 posted 08-19-2011 04:34 AM

Ed and Bert, I also wanted to do this long ago but my makita planer’s loud noise prevented me to proceed. I know jointer is necessary for building boxes and I really want to have one so I ended up building a drum sander/thicknesser which is serving me good.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#6 posted 08-19-2011 12:59 PM

Thanks Bert and Armand. Your advise is well taken. In fact I am only considering getting a planer. I intend to get one when the budget permits. You are right the problem is with twisted, warped, and wavy boards. I use my homemade drum sander. It works well but I’d like to try another system. I also use the router sled set up. The end product is a rough surface that needs farther smoothening but perfectly flat, nonetheless. I use a jack plane and sander afterwards. I don’t know much about planers or jointers but based on my readings it seems to be the ultimate in making perfectly flat boards with consistent thickness. In any case, I am open to more suggestions and advice.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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