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I was looking around for a router planer jig and saw a ton of different options on how you could make one. I was curious if any of you had suggestions on the best choice for a DIY option?

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I haven't made one but use ski's for small stuff. I have seen many variations of the same idea on a dedicated router planer. I would pick one that is solid and use what you can that you have on hand that will be sturdy and where what you have to buy is at a reasonable price. Several show them made of 2x material with the router sitting between the bridge able to easily slide from side to side.
 

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Are you trying to build a jig that will plane boards or flatten boards or do something else?
 

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I'm looking for something that will flatten the wood without the use of an actual planer. I'm new to a lot of this and I'm trying to figure out what I can do with my router since I don't have a jointer or planer.
 

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I was curious if any of you had suggestions on the best choice for a DIY option?
I would say that whatever fits your size of router and what projects you will be doing
would be your best choice.

more information of what your project is would help (photos would help even more).
I am thinking you want to make a Router Sled ?? like for flattening slabs of wood.
google it: (also many videos on YouTube on Router Sleds)

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and use the correct bits for the job.
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The problem that you are going to have is that it's really not going to work, Each time the bit goes over the board it is going to leave an edge. You can hand plane the edge off or try to sand it off but with mixed results. What John showed you would be the best bet. But in the end, a planner is the way to go. The planner will give you a lot of flexibility with your projects. You don't need a jointer just a planner.
 

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This is the general idea I was going for. I've seen a bunch online so I know there are options but wanted to see if anyone had opinions on them. I really don't have a project for it right now although my parents want me to make them a small live edge table where this could be handy. I like to try and research and learn as much as I can before I get to a project and figured the router forum would be the place to go to.

This is why I was looking, I knew what he did was just 1 option but DIY vs $900 is a big difference if its not a crappy DIY version.

I was curious if any of you had suggestions on the best choice for a DIY option?
I would say that whatever fits your size of router and what projects you will be doing
would be your best choice.

more information of what your project is would help (photos would help even more).
I am thinking you want to make a Router Sled ?? like for flattening slabs of wood.
google it: (also many videos on YouTube on Router Sleds)

View attachment 398312
and use the correct bits for the job.
View attachment 398313
 

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Ben - please enlighten us to why you need this jig - and some photos of the material you want to flatten. what size will the table be, what size is the live edge slabs, etc etc etc.
that may narrow down the replies to be more accurate to your question.
and what motorized sanders do you have ??
 

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Like I said, I don't have an exact use right now just researching. Trying to find different things I can use my router for.
 
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