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Flatten Stock! No Jointer? No Problem! Cool little Jig for flattening stock wiht out a jointer..

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Project by Izzy Swan posted 09-01-2013 08:54 PM 3820 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Need to flatten some boards for a project but don’t have a jointer.. This is how I do it on my table, with this very simple jig! Check out the video link below to see how it all works.. Thanks Again for the amazing warm welcome here on LJS so cool seeing all the amazing projects..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryaL6buKmyo&feature=share&list=UUO39zTYpvWL5jx2q15Ma_Hw

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking





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stefang

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#1 posted 09-01-2013 09:25 PM

Very smart Jig for those without a jointer/planer or a hand plane Izzy. I’m not one of those safety nuts, but you made some passes with that board where your thumb was really close to that saw blade. I think we are all entitled to work the way we like in our own shops, but maybe we should be extra careful in making sure that we don’t do certain things in videos which newbies might copy with disastrous results. I hope you won’t get mad at me for this comment as I am a big fan of your work and your videos.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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luv2learn

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#2 posted 09-02-2013 12:20 AM

I like your approach.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 09-02-2013 12:46 AM

You are the jig and fixture man!! You must dream about them!!
For the long boards, you might want to invest in a jointer! I had an old ( like 50 years old) 24” jointer and I used it for many years until I had to make a mission bed with 84” long rails. I have a 55” jointer now!

Have a great week, Izzy!!.....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Izzy Swan

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#4 posted 09-02-2013 02:58 AM

Thanks Guys. A jointer is one of those tools I would use maybe once or twice a year not often enough to warrant spending the scratch to have in the shop..

I am a strong advocate of understanding equipment and it potential dangers.. We are all grown ups here, please do not comment on my safety practices.. thx.

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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Blackie_

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#5 posted 09-02-2013 09:16 AM

I’m a bit confused, after looking at the video, it appears that you are planing the board not joining? Hence the term used would a planer, not joiner as mentioned in the videos?

Great comment by Mike, observation and points.

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Picklehead

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#6 posted 09-02-2013 11:00 AM

Blackie, jointers are used to flatten a surface (edge or face). Planers are used to make the second, opposite face parallel to the first, flat surface.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#7 posted 09-02-2013 05:53 PM

I agree with Mike about always displaying good safety practices particularly in a videos that are viewed by all levels of woodworkers. You always have very interesting and creative jigs.Great job Izzy.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 09-02-2013 08:29 PM

Thanks for sharing!

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#9 posted 09-02-2013 11:18 PM

What a great way to flatten wood Izzy, the video was great too…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Izzy Swan

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#10 posted 09-03-2013 12:37 AM

Thanks Dave..

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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