Blog Posts #15: Flattening Your Tools

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Blog entry by JSZ posted 04-18-2012 01:57 AM 7627 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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How do you flatten your tools? Glass? A granite countertop? In this blog post I discuss the pros and cons of these surfaces, and suggest some others that might save you a lot of wasted effort.

-- -- Do Good Work. Jeff Zens, Custom Built Furniture, Salem, OR.

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#1 posted 04-18-2012 03:54 AM

I do it on the jointer table. If you have paper long enough you can span the paper across both tables and clamp one end on the infeed side then lower the table so it pulls away making the paper very tight and flat. I put 120 and higher on the tablesaw. Eventually I will get some granite when I get that #7 I’ve been wanting for a while now. I have standard size infeed/outfeed on my 6” jointer.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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