Simple Router Planer

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  1. LeftFinger

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    Nice! I love the simplicity. You need a decent sized shop though...
     
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    It's a one off .Because of the size of the table spacers are fastened to the sides and then the rails are attached to them. The planer jig is easily adjusted for width.
     
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    Very nice! I recently leveled a 12'x40"x3" Ash slab with a home-made sled. Yours is much nicer. I should have used metal. Used 4" PVC for the rails though, and that worked pretty well.
     
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    Thanks Nosmo

    12' would have to wait for a nice day on the deck next summer

    hmm pvc comes in 12' lenghths

    I made several plywood versions before I settled on this . I ended up trimming 1/8" off the inside lip on each angle to give clearance for up to a 2 1/4" bit
    4 pcs aluminum and 8 bolts strong and light and a little wax to reduce friction
     
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    I made a similar one, the issue I had was those aluminum L's tend to bow under any weight or pressure. I ended up making similar ones out of wood because several of the pieces I had tried to plane had very minor dips because of the bowing.
     
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    I placed the router in the middle of the span . Pressing about 75 lbs on the router I had no discernible deflection . Now a dial indicator may have called me a liar but a straight edge across the table said good to go .:)
     
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    Looks cool. I'm just getting going lately with some old Stanley hand planes. They work great after flattening the irons, sharpening them properly, and adjusting the planes. And they don't take up much space. I always thought that hand planes must suck, but I was wrong. Thanks to Paul Sellers for all the good info on the old ways of using hand tools.
     
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