Quick tips with The Woodworking Coach #2: Flattening a board with the help of hot glue and laminate shims

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Here’s my take on a common challenge, how to flatten a wide board when you don’t have a wide jointer. I acknowledge up front that this is not including methods of flattening with hand tools, but rather, a practical method for the woodworker who owns a planer but not a jointer.

The Woodworking Coach Ep.2 - Flattening a wide board with hot glue and laminate shims from Chidwick School on Vimeo.

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#1 posted 680 days ago

Go Dodgers!!!

awesome tip! cool video! Thanks for sharing

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 680 days ago

Great tip. Clever idea.

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#3 posted 680 days ago

Thanks a lot for those very interesting tips.

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#4 posted 680 days ago

Excellent tip. I might add that you could use playing cards for the thinner shims (although playing cards aint free like big box store laminate samples). Thanks for sharing!

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