|Forum topic by hairy||posted 08-19-2011 07:17 PM||2216 views||0 times favorited||40 replies|
08-19-2011 07:17 PM
I have a project I’m working on. Right now I’m making a mockup out of scraps, to work out the details.
I want to end up with a triangle, as marked. The blank is 8” x 8” x 2 and 1/2” thick.
I came up with this sled to run through the planer.
The front block sets the angle, the back block keeps it there. A block on each side prevents side to side movement. It is a tight fit.
In this position, the top pencil line is level, an angle gauge laid on the blank indicates 10 degrees.
I was scared to turn on the planer. In my mind, I see a violent conclusion to this. I visualize the blank coming out of the sled, inside the planer.
I’m thinking, the blank needs to be 2” longer. I could run screws through the sideblocks, and trim off an inch from each end later. Since this is scraps, I could run in screws and not worry about it. I just have to make sure they are below the final size.
Ultimately, all sides will be rounded over. I’ll have questions about that, I’m sure.
I want to make several of these.I would prefer to make this from a single piece of heavy hardwood, but I haven’t bought anything yet.
This is what I came up with. How would you do it? Thanks!
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