want to know how to make lumber dimensional with out using a planer/jointer

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Forum topic by MikeROCwood posted 10-06-2010 03:59 AM 2825 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-06-2010 03:59 AM

need to make my wood dimensional and do not have a planer or jointer . anyone have a good i dea pls help .

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#1 posted 10-06-2010 04:10 AM

if you are talking about planing, it can be done with a router or old fashond way with a hand plane hope this helps

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#2 posted 10-06-2010 04:34 AM

Here is a collection of three articles and a great video a fellow lumberjock put together on making lumber four square without power tools\\

I mainly collected these great references together so I can refer back to them from time to time without having to google and dig. I hope they can help you too.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 10-06-2010 06:32 AM

Could use a hand plane.

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#4 posted 10-06-2010 08:00 PM

A router table with a split fence for edge jointing.

And you could use a router with a carriage over the workpiece to machine the surface of that piece flat.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#5 posted 10-07-2010 03:40 PM

Over at the Router Forum there are several elaborate tutorials on how to make a planing sled and other tools for a router by using “skis” and templates. Look for a user there who goes by the handle of “harrysin,” an Aussie who is as close to a router wizard as I have found. He can do any of the things you mentioned with a router, and does them quite well.

Here’s the link to his post on making router skis:

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