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Thicknessing Jig

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Hornbeam

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As I have been working with some quite small scale pieces and saw a question about thicknessing jigs, I thought I would make 1.
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The jig is made from beech throughout with 1 metre of studding and a dozen 6mm thumbnuts total cost £10
As most of my planes are 2 3/8 cutter I made it to fit my Record No 6
I started with a slightly wider board and ripped 2 5mm strips off each side which will form the runners/guided for the plane. These were cleaned up and offset about 10mm and glued together
The base of the jig was planed t so that with the runners in place there was about 1mm clearance for the width of the plane
Slots cut in the side of the runners allow for height adjustment
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Holes then drilled through the body for threaded studding which as epoxied in place.
Jig seems to work well and can be used to thickness thin material up to 10mm and also cut tapers both along and across the length
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I have now found that the Record No 6 is about 2 mm narrower than my Stanley planes so I will either need to shim the sides off or rebate the sides slightly deeper. Not a big problem just a PITA .
 

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