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#1 posted 01-12-2012 02:50 AM

Thanks for the comments Len and Paul. Hi Wilson. I have seen the technique of “taxi-ing” a board as you mention and can see how it would provide a straight edge which could then be placed against the fence to get a straight and parallel cut on the other edge. I too have used my Incra LS Positioner as a jointer for pieces that are router bit height and not too long. However, let me play devil’s advocate for a minute regarding your statement: “If the board has been planed flat”. Generally with rough lumber, the first step in milling is jointing a face-side flat. If you go directly to the planer and send one side through, supposedly the planer will simply make a cut parallel to the bottom side. If it is not flat (horizontal), the cut is not flat. Is this not true?

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