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142 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: jig plane jointer joining

This is my shop made hand plane jointer fence. It’s made from 4 1/8” thicknesses of aluminum. What you see it attached to here is a Stanley No. 4, so the fence is 8 1/4” long. It’s held on the side of the plane with N-52 neodymium magnets, but I will be adding two more magnets to get a little extra holding power as it is just adequate right now. Also will be adding some UHMW slick tape over the part that runs along the side of the wood.

Updated pics with the additional magnets, and the slick tape

Attached to the No. 9 1/2 block plane

On 1/4” Spanish Cedar

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#1 posted 142 days ago

It’s certainly nicely executed, but are you really jointing with a no. 4?

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#2 posted 142 days ago

DocBailey: I used the name jointer fence because that is the popular name for this device in the tool catalogs, if it helps you, you can just call it a fence. This what I joint with…

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#3 posted 142 days ago

OK – that’s good
But I guess my question is why a fence at all for a plane made to smooth panels?

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#4 posted 142 days ago

That’s a pretty sweet idea. Nice execution on that. I love working with metal too

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#5 posted 142 days ago

RE: Vertigo, Thanks! It was a lot of work and frustration getting it right, but it works very well, like a portable shooting board. I love your drill press setup, very impressive.

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#6 posted 142 days ago

Gonna ask the same question, why a fence on a #4. I use a fence on a 6,7,8 to join

A 4 and 4 1/2 are intended primarily as smoothers, as a joiner they would not do the job since the sole is short.

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#7 posted 142 days ago

I used a fence on my #4 for a long time. It worked great on small stock where the #7 seemed awkward.
I now have a good shooting board that can take care of most of my small squaring needs.

Jerry, thanks for sharing your craftsmanship and ideas.

Let’s keep learning from each other.

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#8 posted 142 days ago

Couldn’t of said it better ray. We all do different things and adapt our tools to fit specific needs. Whether we would use it on a #4 or not, you have to admire the craftsmanship and ingenuity. I’ll say it again good job jerry

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#9 posted 142 days ago

RE: TheOldFart; Gonna ask the same question, why a fence on a #4. I use a fence on a 6,7,8 to join . A 4 and 4 1/2 are intended primarily as smoothers, as a joiner they would not do the job since the sole is short.

Because I’m making very small boxes, and it’s really hard to get the edges square without something like this, and for a box that is only 9×13 and made from half inch thick wood, the No. 4 is perfect for jointing the edges using this fence. I use this fence on my small block plane also, and believe me when I tell you that it works, and very well.

I will eventually make a good shooting board to replace the crappy one I have, but I doubt that it will be as flexible is this fence.

Now maybe I could use my 24” long No. 8 Jointer plane on a 13” long half inch thick piece of wood, but it seems a little ridiculous to me to even attempt it.

I don’t understand why you are having such a hard time accepting the usefulness of this fence, Lee Valley Tools sells them

, hell, they MAKE them, so is it such a stretch that other people have found them useful?

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#10 posted 142 days ago

Ray and Vertigo, thank you guys so much for your kind words and your support. It means a lot to me.

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#11 posted 142 days ago

Jou got it meng

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#12 posted 142 days ago

I need to apologize to Jerry. I sent the PM. It was in support of him and I completely understand his reaction to the Subject line.
I should have put a little more thought into my message, given what I perceive as an unnecessary situation. His response on this forum is completely my fault, not Jerry’s.

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#13 posted 142 days ago

I’m confused. That’s actually pretty easy usually lol. But still confused

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#14 posted 142 days ago

Vertigo, I’m sending you a PM to explain, Ray, I removed the reference, not your fault, but thank you anyway!!!!

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#15 posted 142 days ago

Jerry you did a nice job with it and Doc said so. Then you pretty much jumped down his throat when he asked why you used it on a #4. You could have just given the answer you gave Kevin, but instead you made it personal. We’re all here to learn and have fun. No need for that.

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