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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 01-29-2012 04:39 PM

I’m beginning to get the picture now, tooold.

Are your boards coming off the tablesaw pretty straight? If you can achieve that, then a pass or two on the jointer should give you an acceptably straight edge for gluing.

Is you planer wide enough to accept two of the boards glued up? If so, it’s wonderful to plane your material to hit and miss, joint the edges, glue them up in twos, plane again, and then glue the two twos into one. This leaves you with only one joint to sand critically.

How do these thoughts fit with your equipment and expectations?



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