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Milo

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1423 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: jig question

I’m looking for some advice on jointing and planing over sized wood. I’ve got 12 inch boards and a 6 in jointer. I’d appreciate any ideas you have.

Thanks!

Milo

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rhett

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#1 posted 1423 days ago

You can make a planer sled, should be plans for one on this site. I also remember seeing an ingenious router jig by a member, GaryK, that addresses this exact problem.

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Bill Davis

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#2 posted 1423 days ago

Take them to a shop that has appropriately sized tools for te job. Or get a good hand plane.

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#3 posted 1423 days ago

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#4 posted 1423 days ago

You can probably get one side very close to flat with a hand planer, either manual or powered. Then run it through your power planer (if you have one) with the almost flat side down to make it perfectly flat on the other side. Then flip it and make the almost flat side perfectly flat.

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#5 posted 1423 days ago

hand plane

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#6 posted 1423 days ago

If you have a good fence and blade, you can joint on the table saw. That is what I did until I bought a jointer a year or so ago.

Others tell me that you can joint on the router table or with a router on a straight edge.

I have seen on line and in books where people build a sled to plane over sized wood with a router attached to the sled. It would get it pretty close and then they either hand planed or sanded the marks out.

I have not done a great deal with hand planes but that is how people did it for thousands of years.

Domer

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PurpLev

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#7 posted 1423 days ago

Milo – you can joint only 6” of that wide board. so you’d have half a board surfaced flat – then double stick that to a flat strip of 6” plywood or other flat board, and run that through your planes to get the top flat and parallel. then take the double stuck board off, flip your wide board on it’s now 12” flat surface, and using your planer, finish it off on the 1/2 jointed face to fully thickness and flatten it.

joint edge, and call it a day ;)

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 1423 days ago

Another idea that has not been mentioned is rip the board to 6”, joint them and glue them back together if you need boards this width. I prefer to work with boards 6” or less anyway to minimize the potential for cupping.

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Milo

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#9 posted 1423 days ago

PurpLev,

Not exactly sure what you mean by doublestick. Do you using sacrificial sticks on the edges of the board?

Scott, interesting idea… I’ll have to remember that.

Domer, I meant jointing the flats, not the edge.

Thank you all for the great suggestions. I really want to flatten these 12” boards, and I appreciate the help.

Milo

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Hallagan

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#10 posted 1420 days ago

I think a router sled will make quick work of it. It’s alot easier end more acurate than muscling a big board threw a jointer. Good luck

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