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Planer Jigs

The jigs shown below are from the article "Get the Most from Your Planer" from issue 173, November 2006, of WOOD magazine.

Planer through edge jig

Build the jig shown right, from 3/4" plywood or hardwood. (We used poplar on a Baltic birch base.) This jig will fit most planers, but you can measure your planer and adjust the dimensions as necessary. Cut out the two long vertical supports by first taping them together with double-face tape, then cutting and sanding the curves. Attach the supports to each other and to the base with #8 x 1-1/4" brass flat-head wood screws.

Planer infeed edge jig

Build the two parts to the jig shown below—which are mirror images of each other—from 3/4" Baltic birch plywood or hardwood. Fix the two curved vertical support parts together with double-faced tape, then cut the curve on the bandsaw and sand smooth. Attach the supports to each other and to the base with #8x1-1/4" brass wood screws. Just be sure when assembling them to make them mirror images.

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Comments (6)
rcash54gmailc wrote:

Just click the gray printer icon at the top, right click on the page and use your browser to print, but choose to print it or save to a pdf instead.

7/16/2015 11:27:31 AM Report Abuse
fsawtelle wrote:

I'm sure the idea behind not having a downloadable pdf is that you have to come to the website to see the pattern; it can't be shared around with no association to Wood Magazine. That also assures that we see all the advertising. This is standard web operating procedure, and I certainly don't begrudge them that for a free pattern.

10/11/2013 03:54:52 PM Report Abuse
reffi wrote:

I am assuming that the left half of the "planer through edge jig" is the assembled jig, and the right half is the guide assembly, shown reversed, prior to mounting on the base. I could not get the photo to enlarge and I think it would be helpful if more than one photo was available to show the jig in use.

8/11/2012 02:54:16 AM Report Abuse
philipspinelli wrote:

I just right click on picture and save to desktop

12/27/2011 11:41:52 AM Report Abuse
68Hokie wrote:

Put me in the same boat. A PDF format would be nice and would probably guarantee more use and publicity for the magazine.

12/22/2011 07:49:04 PM Report Abuse
BIGBEAR76 wrote:

I'd sure like it if there was a single download button for these plans...please ADD A SINGLE DOWNLOAD BUTTON TO ALL THESE PLANS->A SINGLE DOWNLOAD BUTTON THAT WORKS...PLEASE-> THANKS SO MUCH! tjl

7/5/2010 11:54:40 PM Report Abuse

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