Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Pahrump (las Vegas) Nv.
Thickness Planer as Face Jointer
Hi Guys, been a while since I posted. Been obsessing on learning how to use the Incra LS-Positioner fence and router table for dovetail boxes and as an excellent edge jointer.
I have much less successfully attempted to use my Jet 8" Jointer/Planer to face joint stock for the boxes I'm making, so I decided to try making a sled to use with my Dewalt 735 thickness planer after seeing some YouTube's on how to do it.
For anyone else that might be thinking of doing this, I highly recommend it. After you get the hang of it, many light passes, it really works well.
There are numerous posts on sleds so I tried two versions. 1st was the one using sandpaper to keep the stock from sliding and that wasn't as good at securing the stock for the many multiple passes that I found are really required as the design that uses hot glue to hold the leveling shims and stock securely to the sled.
So if you're wondering if the YouTube posters are really doing something the everyday woodworker can do I think if you're patient while you polish your technique I think for sure the answer is yes.