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 Planer sled for surface jointing

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Andres Cuevas

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PostSubject: Planer sled for surface jointing   July 23rd 2008, 10:26 am

I found this instructions for a planer sled that for somebody like me that doesn't have a jointer it might be a good help.

http://www.woodworkingtips.com/etips/2006/10/27/ws/

One improvement I can imagine is making the sled as a torsion box.

And using the sled with another sled Smile , something similar to this:

http://www.routerforums.com/jigs-fixtures/6092-thickness-planer-sled.html
http://www.woodworkingmatters.com/My_Shop/planer_sled.htm

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PostSubject: Planer sled   July 24th 2008, 1:58 pm

a few days ago I built a sled just as described in the article,

its important to use solid wood at top where screws are going to level and support the board,

also don't use screws made for wood, much better to use fine threaded machine screws in a smaller pre drilled hole, no need for cutting of the top and gives much better support
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PostSubject: Re: Planer sled for surface jointing   July 24th 2008, 3:52 pm

Branko wrote:
a few days ago I built a sled just as described in the article,

its important to use solid wood at top where screws are going to level and support the board,

also don't use screws made for wood, much better to use fine threaded machine screws in a smaller pre drilled hole, no need for cutting of the top and gives much better support

I was thinking about using a screw nut, like the ones that Dino includes with the smart base.
With the nut I can use regular plywood for the top.

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PostSubject: Re: Planer sled for surface jointing   July 24th 2008, 6:40 pm

not sure about my English terminology,
so here are some picture of the sled









the right screw is the one that is used for leveling and
supporting the board while planing

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PostSubject: Re: Planer sled for surface jointing   July 24th 2008, 9:15 pm

Branko wrote:
not sure about my English terminology

I'm not sure about MY English terminology either. lol!

Thanks for the pictures.
What is the length of your sled?

How easy is to handle the sled?

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PostSubject: Re: Planer sled for surface jointing   July 25th 2008, 6:27 am

dimensions of the sled are:

length . . . : 210 cm
with . . . . : 25 cm

bottom . . . : 18 mm solid pine wood
middle . . . : 22 mm particle board
top .. . . . : 18 mm solid pine wood

screw .. . . : 50 mm long,
for screwing it all together I used a pocket hole bit to get screw heads down

screw .. . . : 20 mm long, fine threaded machine screw called M6
in a -0.5 mm pre drilled holes for supporting twisted boards

tape . . . . : used a bit of tape at the end of board to keep it in place when planing and moving

not sure how heavy the sled is, but if too heavy you could build a support on the
side of your planer to slide the sled on when moving it to the front, saw that in some
article once

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