Planer as Jointer


A while back someone was looking for an article about using a sled in a planer to face joint a board. Ran across it last night going through some old mags: August 2004, Issue 171 of Fine Woodworking, in the 'Methods of Work' section. Sled with imbedded Clamp n Tool and some shims.
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That was me. Thanks for the follow up. Some one also sent me copies of the article.
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Wed, Dec 21, 2005, 5:15am (EST+5) snipped-for-privacy@verizon.net (LobbyDosser) did posteth: A while back someone was looking for an article about using a sled in a planer to face joint a board. Ran across it last night going through some old mags: August 2004, Issue 171 of Fine Woodworking, in the 'Methods of Work' section. Sled with imbedded Clamp n Tool and some shims.
Heh. I made a nifty planer sled, 99.9% wood - the 1% is the glue in it. Uses 2 cam clamps (homemade), uses scraps of wood as shims, as required. Didn't want to take chances with any metal in it, just in case. No actual cost, except time (free chunk of 2x4, leftover wood, plywood scraps, glue, about 2" of 1/4" dowel). Works like a charm, and even looks good. I'd paint it yellow, but that would drop its collector value.
It's not really about the money, but sometimes it's just more satisfying to make your own, instead of buying.
JOAT You'll never get anywhere if you believe what you "hear". What do you "know"?. - Granny Weatherwax
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(Lobby Dosser) did posteth: A while back someone was looking for an article about using a sled in a planer to face joint a board. Ran across it last night going through some old mags: August 2004, Issue 171 of Fine Woodworking, in the 'Methods of Work' section. Sled with imbedded Clamp n Tool and some shims.
Heh. I made a nifty planer sled, 99.9% wood - the 1% is the glue in it. Uses 2 cam clamps (homemade), uses scraps of wood as shims, as required. Didn't want to take chances with any metal in it, just in case. No actual cost, except time (free chunk of 2x4, leftover wood, plywood scraps, glue, about 2" of 1/4" dowel). Works like a charm, and even looks good. I'd paint it yellow, but that would drop its collector value.
It's not really about the money, but sometimes it's just more satisfying to make your own, instead of buying.
So Joat do you nave a picture of this sled?
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Wed, Dec 21, 2005, 4:24pm (EST+5) snipped-for-privacy@swbell.net (Leon) wndered around and asked: So Joat do you nave a picture of this sled?
Don't think so. Simple tho. I'm not in the shop, and haven't used it for awhile, so not 100% on details. Bottom - 2X8 or 2X12. Bach is 2X4, planed down to about 1" (playing when I got the planer). The front, clamp side, took apart a couple of homemade cam clamps, and glued the clamparts on each end. Put some whod in, fill up the gap with scrap strips, shims, then just tighten up with the cams. No prob.
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Thanks Joat
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Wed, Dec 21, 2005, 9:11pm (EST+5) snipped-for-privacy@swbell.net (Leon) doth sayeth: Thanks Joat
I'll try to remember to get out there and take a few pictures of it. I'll even post a link to them. LOL
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(Leon)

That would be great. Thank you. My visualization may not be exactly as you had described. LOL.
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snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote:

Man, you crack me up....
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Wed, Dec 21, 2005, 1:26pm snipped-for-privacy@BULLtopworks.ca (Robatoy) doth cry out: Man, you crack me up....
According to my dau-in-law, it's not what I say, it's the way I say it. I think it must be the accent.
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