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Forum topic by Walnut_Weasel posted 08-04-2009 03:01 PM 6911 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Walnut_Weasel

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08-04-2009 03:01 PM

Does anyone have any good plans/pictures/hyperlinks of jigs to easily use your router to joint/plane wide faces of boards? It is going to be a long time before I can afford either piece of equipment so I thought it may be time to break down and make a jig for my rounter.

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com


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PurpLev

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#1 posted 08-04-2009 03:33 PM

for jointing with a router, search “router straight edge” or “straight edge” in general.

for planing you’d need some sort of rails and sled system. I did something similar in a larger scale here when I flattened my workbench you can do something similar, and on the same concept on a smaller scale for individual boards. basically have 2 rails that the board sits between them, and have a sled that the router is mounted to that rides on the rails. you’d need a flat bottom bit – and will need to clean this up later with a hand plane / sander though.

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 08-04-2009 05:35 PM

Yes, PurpLev’s method is very good for large areas…

For smaller pieces, the same approach can be taken, but easier…
Here are some ways that I have done it:

My first attempt using a simple jig:
http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?cat=982

A different approach that works:
http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?cat=1287

It can be done…

Jointing is simple… Straight edge, clamps, flush trim bit & you’re done.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Kindlingmaker

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#3 posted 08-04-2009 05:45 PM

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/1992 This is Gary’s

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Walnut_Weasel

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#4 posted 08-04-2009 08:53 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I think I can incorperate a few of everyone’s jigs together into one super-jig! I particularly like Gary’s short cut for making two passes with your router and two backer boards to turn your planer into a jointer. Great stuff.

Now I just need to get time to make it…

If anyone else has ideas, please keep them coming!

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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Kindlingmaker

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#5 posted 08-05-2009 03:51 PM

Walnut_Weasel, if you figure out how to get more shop time let us know ; )

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Walnut_Weasel

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#6 posted 08-05-2009 06:49 PM

That’s easy. All you need to do is hit the lottery!!

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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