Jig for a planner

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Blog entry by Farrout posted 04-04-2015 10:47 AM 1967 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this in an email tip I got from Woodsmith the other day.
Just what I needed to start making boards from logs.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I should be a genius!

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#1 posted 04-04-2015 10:58 AM

This method looks good except that it would create and awful lot of shavings to be disposed of and also a lot of undue wear on your planer blades. Wouldn’t it be better to cut off the rounded part with a band saw first? Of course I realize that it would require a bandsaw with a large capacity and not everyone has that, and in that case the planer would still be the best alternative.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 04-04-2015 12:06 PM

Yes, I only have a 10” band saw.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I should be a genius!

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#3 posted 04-04-2015 05:06 PM

Another way is to use a router. There was an article in Fine Woodworking #122 that described how to build one.

Here is the link to that article.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 04-04-2015 11:28 PM

Your thicknesser is going to hate you!
Take the timber to a resawer (or another LJ with the gear) and then you get the added bonus of being able to use the off cuts as well.

And turn on the dust collector!

From The LJ who tried to put end grain in the thicknesser!! (see Cedar work #2)

-- Regards Rob

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