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Right-Angle Guide for Jointing







Planing the edge of a long board perpendicular to its face is a real challenge. To make the job easier, I built a guide that attaches to the side of my plane with rare earth magnets. Now jointing an edge is much easier. I simply alter my grip to take full advantage of the square-cornered support that the fence offers. 



The guide consists of four pieces of 1/8-in. MDF glued so one pair of pieces shoulders the sole of the plane (see photo, below). On the sole, this shoulder must extend slightly beyond the blade. The magnets are epoxied into their predrilled holes.





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Andy Andrews wrote re: Right-Angle Guide for Jointing
on 11-09-2009 5:12 PM

ingenious. saves cost of purchasing a jointer if you can't afford one