Planing Jig Design

Today I decided that it is important to build a jig to help with the planing of my walnut.  I have a great book, by Robert Wearing, ‘Making Woodwork Aids & Devices’, and it has been calling to me for some time.  So today I answered the call.  There is a planing board, number 17 in the book, that got my creative juices flowing.  It has a boomerang device that when the board is pushed through, it moves and holds the board to the cleat along the side.

I liked this idea, so it was incorporated into my design.  I also wanted my board to be 48 inches.  I arrived at this length by measuring a piece of ODF which I have already.  Not much rocket science there.  It is also my intent to have a 3 inch cleat on the top face of the board, for the workpiece to ride against.  Because my design will incorporate longer boards, I added a system of one and 1/4 inch holes, which I will put a peg into, and then use a wedge block.  This will allow me to keep the work piece stationary and make it easy to pull out and check.

I believe that my planing jig should be able to handle boards which are 12″ wide, perhaps a bit wider.  Right now, I don’t have anything that wide, as most of my boards are between 5 and 7 inches.  There is one part of the design which I haven’t quite worked out yet.  I want to have a piece or two coming down the side with the runner board, which will allow me to clamp it to my workbench, with the clamp running underneath the bench.  This piece will be easier to figure out, once I have the rest of it built.  So I have not included it in the drawings.

The one area of this design, which seems to be missing, is some sort of needless ornamentation.  Perhaps I should include some sort of laser device?  I don’t know.  Every fiber of my being says that I have achieved a design which will be easy to build and completely practical.  This troubles me.  I really want to include some element that will be completely over the top and unnecessary.  Maybe I could install a pencil sharpener?  That would be almost completely useless.  Hmm…I like it.  I could try doing an inlay of some sort, perhaps in the runner?  That would be silly and meaningless.  I am really looking for that one element that makes people say, wow, that was completely unnecessary, what was he thinking.  He obviously has a problem.

There is one point that I should mention.  Taking the time to actually draw out my plans, is something I have generally skipped.  I know this is bad, and my natural desire to just wing it, will one day come back and bite me in the tucus.  So I give myself 2 points for forcing myself to plan.  Now it is time to build.  Fun!

Note:  The wedge and boomerang are, on my drawings, at 1:1 scale, where as the board itself is 12:1.

2 comments
Bill
Bill

I've seen people use just 2 or 3 dowels to hold their work. The simplicity of that appeals to me--maybe because I haven't tried Planing Board #17. Good luck!

Bill

Bill
Bill

I've seen people use just 2 or 3 dowels to hold their work. The simplicity of that appeals to me--maybe because I haven't tried Planing Board #17. Good luck!

Bill

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