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chrisstef

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#1 posted 700 days ago

Kevin – Im with ya on using the hand planes instead of the jointer for flattening the face. For me i use the planes to get most of the cup out, the jointer takes too long. Once i get it close ill use the jointer to give me one flat face and one square edge. If the piece is small ill hand tool the whole thing but for larger projects i use the power tools. Then off to the planer for thicknessing and cleaning up the other face. Then to the tablesaw for final dimensioning. I think its all a matter of how you like to work. If your piece came out flat and square stick with it.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty


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