|Forum topic by GaryK||posted 01-22-2008 04:01 AM||40785 views||240 times favorited||117 replies|
01-22-2008 04:01 AM
If you don’t mine a little extra work, you can save money on lumber by buying it rough.
This will sometimes get you a little extra wood. For example 8/4 surfaced lumber is 1 3/4”
Anyway the problem is that most people don’t have a wide enough jointer to smooth
I finally had my workbench clear of other projects so I thought I would share with you how I surface
First you need a jig. I made mine 10’ so that I could do up to 9’ boards.
Here is a closeup of the hook added to the end.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX