Adjustable Thicknessing Jig

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Using hand tools have you ever needed to have your work pieces with consistent wall thicknesses?
Well... the answer is using an "Adjustable Thicknessing Jig".

Here's one that I made ๐Ÿ™‚



You loosen the four screws front and back on both sides. Now the side walls will move up and down waiting for the depth to be set. Using an adjustable combination square you set the depth. Then re-tighten the screws.
You lay your piece in on the inside bottom, then your plane on the double walled sides and plane. The inside walls are where the planes rides.




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Interesting. I think I can see what you are doing. I'm more caveman than most, so I still just work down to a drawn line if I am using handtools, but with a blended shop this would be done with power.ย 

I can appreciate the little things like this that hand tool users need to do though.ย 
A nice thing about a jig like that, if itโ€™s set up correctly, is that it will help keep consistent thickness throughout the pieceโ€ฆwhich can be a challenge some times with hand place. Nice jig!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

This jig is intended to use with small to medium size box parts. As GeorgeWest mentions for larger stuff I normally scribe a line with my marking gauge and hand plane down to it.ย 
But it is very accurate and very useful. It's more accurate then my Ridgid thickness planer.ย  Approach depends upon what your are doing.ย 

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Yes, job at hand often describes the method used to get there.
Thanks Dutchy!

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