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Free Plan: Workbench Clamping Jig Secures Drawers for Planing

comments (7) September 3rd, 2009 in blogs, Reader's Gallery

elizh elizabeth healy, senior copy editor
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CLICK HERE to download this convenient planing jig.


If you've ever found yourself continually repositioning your clamps to fine-tune the fit of an assembled drawer at the workbench, then you'll appreciate this convenient planing jig by furniture maker and Fine Woodworking author Mark Edmundson.

Made from a combination of templated parts, the jig easily and safely holds a drawer in place so you can fine-tune the fit with a hand plane. 


Design or Plan used: Mark Edmundson's jig for planing a drawer

posted in: blogs, Reader's Gallery, jig, free plan, fitting drawers, workbench jig


Comments (7)

cheekygeek cheekygeek writes: Jackoh is technically correct, but still wrong. Yes, copyright is granted the creator upon creation, but in order to pursue and win a copyright lawsuit, one must have registered the copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office. If you haven't done that, you won't be winning any cases and therefore no lawyer will take your case (unless, of course, you are willing to pay him/her in advance and out of your own pocket).

A woodworking plan is more like a recipe than anything. Recipes are not copyrightable, although a cookbook containing them is a copyrighted work and the photographs of the food may be copyrighted. The point of buying the cookbook is to make the food (and serve it to others) perhaps even at a profit.


Posted: 10:27 am on August 24th

Boerderij_Kabouter Boerderij_Kabouter writes: Winner is correct. His typo hid his meaning, "If there are patent restrictions". The patent No. must be displayed on the plans for full damages to be awarded.

A copywrite does not inhibit anyone from making or selling anything. Also, I don't know FW's policy, but many places assume the copywrite and any rights once you submit your work to them.

If I tried to reprint your plans and sell them as my own, then I would be in trouble.
Posted: 11:16 am on August 23rd

Jackoh Jackoh writes: I also notice Winner believes copyright claims should be 'claimed' or 'displayed'. Not so. In UK and USA Copyright is inherent in any created work, be it writing, art, music or design. Patents for an 'invention' do have to be applied for, but copyright no. It's in effect the moment the work is completed and lasts for 70 years after the author's death. So it does NOT have to be stated. If Winner doesn't like that, then it's a case of hard cheese.
Posted: 4:38 am on September 23rd

Jackoh Jackoh writes: When Winner gets slammed with a copyright lawsuit, then he/she will find out what is allowed and what isn't.

If I design a piece of furniture, and submit to a magazine, I do NOT give up my copyright. I give readers just the one time right to make the items for themselves. That is what their sunscription/purchase price allows them.

Anyone who makes a run of the item to sell for profit is breaking the law. That's how it is. so if Winner wishes to take the risk, he/she could end up being a Loser!.

That's my two-cents worth.
Posted: 4:31 am on September 23rd

trinickle trinickle writes: I built this and have found that it also has other uses also and think this is a great project to work with.
Posted: 8:52 pm on September 13th

Rodman7 Rodman7 writes: I agree with winner 100%
Posted: 8:31 pm on September 13th

winner winner writes: When I subscribe to a magazine I've paid my dues for what ever I'm sent. When I'm sent plans for a device or "what- ever" I make a decision to attempt building "what-ever" the plans show or decide not to make it. What I do with the "what-ever" after it's built is at my disposal which includes selling or trading it. I've not the slightest twing of wrong doing after selling or trading it. I believe the person who prepared the plans for the magazine, most likely, was paid for his efforts. If the magazine didn't pay the provider of the plans and the provider wanted to be paid for his efforts from the builder of the plans it should be clearly noted in the magazine. If there are pattens restriction the plans must display such.
Posted: 6:49 pm on September 11th

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