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#1 posted 03-12-2013 12:47 AM

Assuming you got a straight edge, any plane will work. Most of us use a 7 or 8, but you need to be careful to keep the plane square. You can attach a fence to the side of a plane (Veritas makes a magnetic one) or you can look around for a Stanley 95. The 95 is a small plane designed especially for edge jointing, but it will only work on boards up to 3/4” thick. If you decide to use the tip from above about doing multiplr edges at once, make sure you have the edges that will be glued together next to each other. That way, it doesn’t matter if you put a slight bevel on the board.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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