Router Planing Jig

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Project by aschmidy2003 posted 04-21-2011 03:52 AM 14325 views 44 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Router Planing Jig. Works great, just need to beef up the guides to prevent sag. Haven’t had any problems with that yet but don’t want to either.

-- Psalm19:1

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#1 posted 04-21-2011 04:45 AM

i like this. been thinking about doing it for a long time. thanks for the post

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#2 posted 04-21-2011 05:39 AM

Good idea well done.

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Mickey Cassiba

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#3 posted 04-21-2011 06:10 AM

Been thinking about building one of these for some time now. Yours may have just pushed me over the edge.(Gee thanks, he said, sarcastically). Seriously though, In my limited space, with my VERY limited electrical supply, this is about my only option for planing larger pieces.Care to share any build notes?

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#4 posted 04-21-2011 06:19 AM

Looks good Sir. I’ve been drawing out plans for one of these and I’ve been playing with the idea of adding these wheels for a fluid motion. Thinking maybe aluminum U tracks…........hmmmm.

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#5 posted 04-21-2011 08:07 AM

Great idea for larger boards, just an idea to prevent sag, try to rivet a length of 3mm x 20mm aluminium flat bar (or whatever the width of aluminium rectangular tubing is) on the inside, or outside, works lie a dream in some other equipment I have. Just a tip if you decide to use the method is to make sure that your rectangle tubing is perfectly straight before riveting the flat bar. I space my rivets at 60mm distance of each other. Hope that is of help

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Panga Design

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#6 posted 04-21-2011 12:13 PM

Great jig!

Do you experience any tear out on the edges when using?

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#7 posted 04-21-2011 02:44 PM

Thanks guys for the accolades and ideas.

Mickey – I am good at pushing people over the proverbial edge ;)

Build Notes:
It’s is a hardboard top I put on my Router table (because it is my second flatest surface). Then just plywood shoes/runners. Particle board guide rails and 1×1 aluminum angle. I recently got a new router for my router table (triton 3 1/4hp) so my old router plate got reused for this jig. just slides back and forth on the aluminum (had to make sure and countersink the screws holding the aluminum to the guide rails). It is compact and lightwieght.

308Gap – Not sure how wheels would work, can you explain a little more (a little more fluidity would be nice)

Lucio – That is perfect! Thanks for the idea.

Panga – I have only used it a couple times and have done a 1/8” roundover on the edges afterwards. Nothing significant if at all. Good thing to watch out for, though.

-- Psalm19:1

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#8 posted 04-21-2011 02:51 PM

Man, I like this idea. Need one for my shop.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#9 posted 04-21-2011 03:04 PM

Here’s a link to fellow LJ, GaryK’s jig using wheels.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#10 posted 04-21-2011 03:30 PM

Looks great. How is the workpiece held down while planing?

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#11 posted 04-21-2011 10:59 PM

I like the wheels but that sled is huge. I don’t have near enough room for that.

Bob – I just use double sided tape and stick it to the hardboard.

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#12 posted 04-22-2011 11:47 AM

cool idea
well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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