|Forum topic by ADHDan||posted 01-29-2014 09:58 PM||1574 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
01-29-2014 09:58 PM
I don’t have a jointer, so I need to make a face-jointing sled for my planer. Since this will be used regularly I’d like to make a dedicated, accurate and long-lasting jig (as opposed to just using hot glue for one-offs), but not something too complicated.
I was thinking of building a 4’ long torsion box (for rigidity) and installing three rows of 1/4” t-nuts spaced every 8” or so down the length of the jig. I’d counterbore the t-nuts so that each could hold a 1/4” flathead machine screw flush with the surface when fully screwed in. Each screw then could be unscrewed and raised up wherever I need support to prevent the rollers from flattening the board. I’d also use a rear cleat to keep the board and sled moving together.
Does this sound like a workable idea? Or would I be better off with a different design (I was looking at the FWW sled and it seemed pretty good). Thanks!
-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.