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Falmouth, Maine 04105
Adjustable Metal Planing Forms for 6 Sided Rods:
Dowels on 10" Centers
Push Pull Bolts on 5" Centers
Two 60 Degree Grooves
Ready to Use as Received--Flatfiled
The Planing Form is made from two 60" long bars of 3/4" square cold rolled steel, placed side by side.
They are doweled together using 1/4" hardened round steel dowels. The dowels are placed at each end and on 10" centers.
The dowels are placed to ensure that the forms will open and close
on the same plane each time.
The adjustment of the form is made by 3/8" S.S. Bolts, set in pairs
on 5" centers. One bolt is threaded so it can push the form open, and the
other bolt is threaded so it can pull the form closed. An experienced person should be able to
adjust the taper on one grove in ten to fifteen minutes at the most. The bolts use a 1/2"
socket to adjust or turn.
There are two tapers cut into the machineline of the two bars. One for Tips, and the other for Butts.
The small taper is cut .028" deep at one end and goes to .080" at the other.
The large taper is .080" deep at one end and goes to .150" at the other. The taper is a 60 degree
grove, and the cut is milled with the bars held tightly together, so minor
variations are taken care of when the taper is adjusted. The bars can be adjusted by opening to fit
almost any taper.
Every care has been taken to ensure that the bars are set level before
doweling. It is advised that the user assure that the dial indicator
used to set the taper is resting on a smooth surface.
The grove is set at one half the desired thickness of the finished rod, or D/2. Six strips must be planed
on the same taper to make one rod section. The grove depth is altered
by adjusting the set screws. Depth adjustment is started at the smallest acceptable D/2 grove
and widened at the 5" bolt spacing to the required taper.
$350.00 (US) each, plus S & H
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