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Forum topic by rwe2156 posted 09-05-2016 12:25 PM 726 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rwe2156

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09-05-2016 12:25 PM

I saw this technique in a video and thought I would try it.

Disclaimer: The guard must be removed for this procedure. Do so at your own risk.

After jointing, use a spacer to plane the un-jointed side. Flip the board and plane off the elevated strip of wood left from jointing.

Works great except working without the guard is a bit unnerving.

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#1 posted 09-05-2016 03:01 PM

confused ? as normal ..LMAO

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#2 posted 09-05-2016 03:18 PM

Did you glue that on?

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#3 posted 09-05-2016 03:32 PM

Since you will have to flip the board end for end will that not put the grain against the cut?
Better off learning how to use a handplane.And doing the minimal amount of work to get a face ready for the planer.

Aj

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#4 posted 09-05-2016 03:38 PM

Yep, it works. As far as AJ’s comment, you can still send the board either way through the planer. So no more cause for concern with tearout (no more than normal).

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#5 posted 09-05-2016 11:08 PM

AJ, no issues with grain you just send the board through the planer either direction.

The board supports the jointed face. After that you flip and plane off the ridge.

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#6 posted 09-06-2016 03:50 AM

Yes that is very cleaver.

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#7 posted 09-06-2016 07:38 AM

Don’t be so foolish as to work without a guard. It’s pretty simple.

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#8 posted 09-06-2016 03:39 PM

Alaska Guy,
I like the Euro guard. You have to remove the rabbeting ledge for this technique, but the type of guard you suggested would still work just fine.

Thanks for posting.

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#9 posted 09-06-2016 06:36 PM

You can also just run it through the jointer flipping it each time you run it through. Works fine, might take off a bit more wood (not sure). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvakUFUrOXA
I like AlaskaGuy’s idea for a guard…

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