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#1 posted 04-10-2012 10:58 PM

I have a tiny shop and no room for a jointer either. I’ve had good luck, flattening boards using an MDF sled with shims hot glued underneath to keep the boards reasonably flat and then running them through my portable planer. As far as jointing the edges I’ve had success using a router table setup like a jointer with the right side (infeed) fence set just below the left hand fence (outfeed). Before I had my router table I used to clamp a straight edge to the board and then just run my router across the side so that I was just taking off just enough to get a nice clean edge. Both methods work well but benefit from a few passes of my hand planer to spring the joints a bit. Good Luck

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