Here is another site that better shows how he fastened his guide blocks.It's an interesting idea. I've got a plane similar to what was used in video #3, and if I made something like what was in #2 (probably a smaller scale - I don't have much space) that could be very interesting.
I guess I'd be trying to figure out how to manage height adjustment, but interesting nonetheless
Thanks Gary, that was an interesting view of the cradle the plane was fixed into, and seems like if I had a couple of exactly the same size rails I could do something similar at an even height and use it that way
When using it your hands are still on the planer. There will be four 3/8"-16 threaded rods going through two nuts fixed in the yellow slides and jamb nuts on the red parts... I have not worked out those details yet. The reason for using 3/8"-16 thread is that each revolution would be 1/16" in depth. The slots in the red slide are stopped dados, which prevent the planer from dropping through. The planer bottom itself would hang slightly below the red slide when inserted. As far as the depth adjustment on the planer... it would probably be used as you normally would I think.Gary,
You have done a good thing by bringing this to our attention. What I don’t get from your plans, or the boatbuilding guy’s video, is how to keep the box holding the planer level, if there are four separate adjusting screws?
Also, he did not mention the initial planer depth of cut setting. Any idea what this should be?