MaFe hand jointer - for small parts. (post)

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MaFe hand jointer
for small parts.

I often make small boxes and especially on these projects, I could use a way to make some perfectly squared up adjustments, on the pieces. Also I just made small planing and shooting boards, so this would complete the setup.

It can be made for any rabbet plane, here I make it for my 311.

This post is from the blog:

1. Using the hand jointer in the bench vice.
2. Finished up.
3. Making the hold.
4. Fence and hold mounted on jig.
5. Testing.
6. Works just perfect.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or even some small jointed pieces.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#1 posted 04-24-2021 05:09 PM

Good thinking , Mads. No less than I would expect from a rhykenologist. I thought there would be a hand plane involved for sure!!!!!!!!!....Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 04-24-2021 05:22 PM

Very cool MaFe! I love it!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 04-24-2021 05:23 PM

Appears too work quite well:) With the price of wood here I do believe smaller pieces of wood will be the norm.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 04-24-2021 07:14 PM

Like an upside down shooter, moving the wood instead of the plane. Could be advantageous for some?

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 04-24-2021 08:05 PM

That’s pretty brilliant, Mads. I’ve taken my hand power planer, turned it upside-down, gripped in the face vise on my workbench, and, using the edge attachment on the planer, and a piece of MDF to hold the trigger, allso gotten god results. I hope I remember that,and your method, if ever I go back to making boxes.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 04-24-2021 08:22 PM

pretty dang cool my friend,where there’s a will mads finds the way !

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 04-24-2021 08:41 PM

Nice, Mads! When I’m making small boxes, I’ve been doing all the joinery first, and then squaring up the pieces, because that gives me something that’s a bit larger to hold onto, but then I’m often working across the grain, which is not ideal. I can use the belt sander, but this looks like a better way forward, thanks to MaFe again!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#8 posted 04-24-2021 08:54 PM

That is a great idea. Have to keep this in mind.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#9 posted 04-24-2021 09:39 PM

I like it!

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#10 posted 04-24-2021 11:09 PM

I really like this one,Mads! Looks like it can be helpful if used to make toys.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 04-25-2021 01:08 AM

Very nice Mafe. That extra tall fence (relative to the width) has got to be a great help for keeping it all square.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#12 posted 04-25-2021 01:10 AM

Wonderful idea and design Mads. When it comes to small boxes this will definitely come in handy. Best regards.

-- AJ

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#13 posted 04-25-2021 04:01 AM

I keep thinking, “those blades have to be sharp”.

With all those hand tools, you must be very good a getting and keeping a sharp tool.

Maybe you’ve talked about that before, I have not researched your file, Haha..

Cool man…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#14 posted 04-25-2021 06:46 AM

Hahaha….so cool gadget!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 04-25-2021 12:08 PM

Very cool, like the idea. Well done buddy.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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