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I have chopping board which is 15 inches square by 2 inches thick. My wife finds it heavy to use so as a project I would like to split it into 2x1 inch thick boards. I can saw the wood into 2 with a saw but want a good level surface finish. Is there a technique with a router to smooth out the sawn surface of the 2 boards?
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HI Pete

Check out the ski jig,you can see one in my uploads..

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Router planing sled or skiis.
Just do a search on the forum and you'll get all the info you need.
Something as simple as this pic should be all you need.
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Router planing sled or skiis.
Just do a search on the forum and you'll get all the info you need.
Something as simple as this pic should be all you need.
Thanks - this solution is ideal.

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I have made a ski jig and have completed the job to my wife's satisfaction - phew!

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Hi Pete,

15" is a wide board to split down the middle.

I would be interested to see how you achieved that....

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Hi James
I achieved it by loads of elbow grease using a hand saw and cutting down from each corner until I had 2 pieces. I then made a jig like the one GAV showed in his photo and levelled off my saw marks. My wife now has 2 chopping boards that are not too heavy for her to use.
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I know this thread is old, but: how did you clamp the workpiece?
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