|Forum topic by pashley||posted 03-16-2014 11:38 AM||2593 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
03-16-2014 11:38 AM
Has anyone used a tapering jig for a thickness planer? I’m not talking about one for a table leg, but for a wide piece?
What I’m trying to do is take a 1” thick piece of stock, about 7”x7”, and create a ramp, or a taper from one side almost to the other. The thin end of the taper would be about 1/4”, and would ramp up to the full 1” thickness about 5 ” later down the piece.
I’m thinking that you either take a regular planer sled, which keeps the workpiece locked in position, but wedging it up under the workpiece and sled, or keeping the workpiece flat on the sled, and putting a piece of scrap on the end of the sled to also create a incline, though I don’t think that work work well because the main board of the sled would have to be very stiff.
I can’t seem to find much of anything on this on the internet.
Yes, thought of a router jig to make this, but I believe this project might become a product line, so I need an option that is quick, accurate and easily replicated.
Any thoughts would be appreciated!
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