|Forum topic by Jon Spelbring||posted 1302 days ago||925 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
1302 days ago
I’ve got several large, rough cut boards that I want to joint. A couple of them will make up the top to my new workbench. First, here’s the specs/machines:
The boards (5) are 8’ long, 11” wide, and 5” thick – white oak
I started on the first one yesterday. I set up infeed/outfeed tables using a pair of HRT 70 rollers from HTC (66” long). So, I’m able to support the piece at the level of the jointer bed. This, along with lots of wax on the jointer bed allowed me to flatten one face. Next, I tried to joint one edge. That’s where I’m having problems. The MiniMax has an aluminum fence – it’s always worked well in the past, but due to the size and weight of the piece, it’s pushing the fence out of square enough that I can’t seem to get the edge at 90 degrees to the flat face.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I do have hand planes (including a large jointer, but I’m not sure I’m up to hand jointing that much white oak – I will if I have to, but I thought maybe someone out there has a better idea?
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