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Edge-jointing with a router

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 09-22-2012 10:00 PM 4673 reads 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I cut this out of yesterday’s video, but thought it might be useful for any of you unfamiliar with this technique.



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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 09-22-2012 10:38 PM

There is an almost bad spot in the video… just a little bit after the start…
... the video just Stops as if it’s the End… after tinkering quite a bit, I managed to gt it past the bad spot & watched it on to the end.

Oh, it seems that I saw your output Fence move inward as you were routing… was the edge really nice & flat without slight problems?

Yes, that is a good way to use the router table as a jointer…

Thank you.

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#2 posted 09-22-2012 11:34 PM

I didn’t have any problem watching the video. Thats a great way to joint boards! Thanks for the tip!

-- Ryan

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#3 posted 09-23-2012 12:20 AM

That is a great tip. I never would have thought of that.

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#4 posted 09-23-2012 12:25 AM

I sold my Ridgid jointer and all I use is my Incra fence on my router table. Works great.

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#5 posted 09-23-2012 02:59 AM

Now I just need an 8 inch long straight cut bit for my router :)

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#6 posted 09-23-2012 04:54 AM

So…I click to see what LJs are on…there you are while I’m watching your Woodchat ….. honest, I’m not stalking!

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#7 posted 09-23-2012 11:46 AM

Swapping my jointer/thicknesser from one function to the other is a bit of a pain, so being able to leave it as a thicknesser and do jointing on my router will save me hassle – so thank you very much for the idea.

I’ve said it before, but I really do enjoy your idiosyncratic videos !

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#8 posted 09-23-2012 01:11 PM

Thanks for reminding me of this technique, Steve, its going to come in useful in the very near future.

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#9 posted 09-24-2012 02:07 AM

I do everything a jointer does with a router. I prefer to edge joint against the factory edge of a piece of MDF. I just ride the bearing on the MDF and I get great results. I have issues with long pieces on the router table. The MDF I have is 8 feet. For face jointing, I use a sled and a bowl bit.

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#10 posted 06-11-2013 01:13 AM

i’m making a cutting board and as much as i love my TS i just doesnt give me the perfect edge for jointing like the router table set up shown here. for edge jointing 8/4 stock (1.5”) would you recommend a 3/4” or 1/2” bit? curious

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