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9fingers

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Excellent! Thank you very much indeed Sasha.
So the black bar simply joins the two jig ends together - now I understand

To anyone wondering about the background to this.....

Sasha is selling a very similar planer to mine here for-sale-12-1-2-thicknesser-t56392.html and showed a picture of a setting gauge. I don't have one of these gauges and asked for some further details so I could make a copy.

Cheers

Bob :ho2
 

dickm

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My Jet thicknesser came without its setting gauge, and the pic in the instructions looked exactly like that one, although with only one contact. I made up a gauge out of MDF, which I figured would be kinder to the blade, and probably last for a reasonable time. So far, so good.
 

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I've always understood that planer knives should be set referenced to the out-feed table. So, unless the planer block is known to be precisely level with the out-feed table, how can the gauge be accurate?
 

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Bob:

Here are some do-it-yourself gauges that use a dial indicator. I get the knives on my 18" thicknesser to within .001" with the cutter head gauge, while I set the head, feed rollers, and chip breaker with the three-footed one. Full article is here:
http://wiki.vintagemachinery.org/Gettin ... mance.ashx

Videos are here:
http://wiki.vintagemachinery.org/Jointe ... ideos.ashx

Roger: You are correct. To that, however, you align the tables and head (not knives) first. After you do that, you can set the knives to the head.

Kirk
 

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