I finally got my planer and am going to try to start on some projects
this weekend. Awhile back we were talking about using my router table
to joint since I dont have a jointer. I dont have a split fence. My
idea was to cut a square of aluminum coil trim and put it behind the
fence so it protrudes the fence out but what I forget is, which side?
Is the infeed side of the fence supposed to be level with the blade and
the outfeed side of the fence supposed to be 1/16 inch past the blade.
I cant quite remember.
It's not your equipment, it's your thinking. You already know you need
to shim, and you already know which side has less wood.
BTW, is there some hidden logic to why you have the no-archive switch?
Pretty silly when you think about it - since you're getting replies you
post will live on.
Forgive my ignorance, but what do you mean they cant be on the same
plane? Is it useless to try to joint boards on this router table?
I have looked at table saw jigs for jointing. But I have trouble
understanding how they are built and work. (Some). Some of them are
basically a straight edge somehow clamped to a board. That I kind of
understand. Can someone basically direct me to an easy jig with a
minumim of required material to build?
I appreciate everyone's help and patience. I am sorry if some of you
get frustrated with me. These are legitimate questions. And yes I think
all this stuff through before I ask but if I dont understand something
I ask. I thought that is what this group is about.
I only have a small table top table saw.
How do you clamp the board to the sled? I mean, wouldnt the clamps
interfere with the sled "sliding"? I know I am misunderstanding this
Can this work for edge jointing boards to glue togther?
The toggle clamps are near the fence on the right side of the board that is
being straightened. The blade is on the opposite side of the board.
Basically the sled simply carries the board through in a straight line.
I mean, wouldnt the clamps
The clamps are attached on top of the plywood with screws that do not go all
the way through the bottom of the plywood sled.
yes. using a router table as a jointer requires a split fence.
note that you can get that result by building up the face of the
outfeed side of a single feed fence. putting a shim behind the outfeed
side of a single piece fence won't work.
I am a little confused, this is what I was thinking:
Making two boards attached to my single feed fence to serve as an
auxillary fence. Placing aluminum coil piece as a shim underneath the
outfeed side of the auxillary fence.
When the outfeed side and blade are even, there should be a gap from
the infeed fence to the blade of whatever the aluminum shim thickness
This wont work?
For small pieces say a foot or two in length, would the router table
set up do a better job or would using a straight edge sort of jig as
has been described here do the same job? What about for edge glueing
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