Veritas Hand Jointer
Box and model making often require small parts that are too dangerous to run through a power jointer and difficult to joint with a hand plane. Trying to balance a large plane on a small workpiece can be awkward. This hand-jointing accessory fits the Veritas medium and large shoulder planes. It allows you to bring the work to the plane, giving you much greater control of the cut.
The jointer board is 255mm x 240mm and 18mm thick Baltic birch ply, with a 250mm x 50mm low-friction HDPE (high-density polyethylene) fence. The fence makes it easy to align the work square to the blade. The mounting holes let you attach either of the Veritas shoulder planes for right or left-hand use. A large brass knob firmly secures the plane. The board provides plenty of surface area for clamping the hand jointer horizontally to a benchtop or vertically in a vice.
It also includes a recess with an inset rare earth magnet for holding a spare blade; useful for storing a blade sharpened at a higher bevel angle to deal with highly figured wood. This is a safe and highly accurate way to joint small parts.