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Forum topic by Don Carrier posted 12-12-2011 03:48 PM 6113 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don Carrier

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12-12-2011 03:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig question

Anyone recommend/not recommend this tool? I am in desperate need of a way to mill endgrain. I’ve look at some of the homemade projects, but I am need something pretty quick and I was considering this jig.


-- Don

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#1 posted 12-12-2011 07:38 PM

This just looks like a bad idea. One slip and you have put a big dent in your wood.

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#2 posted 12-12-2011 07:47 PM

A month or two back FWW did a cover story on some actor/woodworker that uses a shop made sled similar to that to flatten large slabs he uses for tables. Seems to work pretty well. I’ve also seen something similar used to flatten a workbench (Wood Whisperer I believe), also a home made jig.

Like Rick said, you could really make something similar yourself, but the jig you link to looks pretty solid if you wanted to buy one that one.

Have you tried just using a plane? A low angle jack plane should work pretty well and would be more versatile.

-- John

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#3 posted 12-12-2011 07:57 PM


As the other Rick above notes, don’t waste your money on this when you can build one yourself. Ther are several good one on this site if you search for “router planer”. Here are a couple but there are many to look at.

Good luck!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#4 posted 12-12-2011 08:01 PM

Before I picked up a thickness planer I used this method to turn firewood into usable boards. That’s right… 16” logs, split with an axe, flattened and brought to thickness with a router sled. Here’s the result…

As Rick mentioned above … an hour (or less) to make your own.

-- Dragonsrite, Minnesota

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