Nick Offermans Router Plane Jig

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Project by jaysonic posted 06-03-2013 01:18 AM 3152 views 14 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, this project was so stinking fun! First thing: if you don’t already have one of these bad boys – MAKE ONE RIGHT NOW! So awesome, and so handy to have. I built this thing so that I could flatten my new table I’m in the process of making (4’x8’ table) – that’s the reason my jig is sooo big! I’ve also been wanting to build a new entry bench for my house, so I decided to test thing router plane on a slab I’ve had set aside for the bench – these pics are of that slab! This jig really works, I mean, really works! Pics 5 and 6 are to show how flat it really gets. 5 and 6 are of the slab flipped over, sitting on the support beams – there is zero gaps, anywhere! I bought a straight cut bit by whiteside – love their bits – two flute 1” diameter. Can’t wait to finish it all!

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#1 posted 06-03-2013 02:49 AM

Pretty slick… Thanks for sharing…

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#2 posted 06-03-2013 05:18 AM

That is an impressive rig you built!

I built a smaller version using Tslot extruded aluminum and the linear bearings. Unfortunately I had to disassemble it as I needed the room and some of the extrusions. I did not use the proper bits and my planing always needed additional sanding to remove ridges.

Fortunately I can always make another and use the Whiteside bits.

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