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09-14-2017 10:09 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer joining question pine

Ok so I’m fairly new to woodworking other than putting a nail into the odd pallet at work and a few DIY projects at home but I really have enjoyed making the odd toy box for people I know. Before all I would do is screw some boards onto a frame and job done but this time I wanted to try a new approach. I have bought an ERBAUER ERBO52BTE Jointer/thicknesser to try my hand at gluing boards together without a gap BUT I have planed all of my boards down and jointed the sides and I can’t get them to join without a gap in the middle of about 1mm and when I tried to clamp it closed the end result was a curved board still with gaps! Can anyone tell me where I am going wrong?

Thanks a lot.
Dave

-- If at first you don't succeed atleast you've got wood for the fire!


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#1 posted 09-14-2017 10:14 PM

Either your jointer is not set up right or the wood is moving after jointing.

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#2 posted 09-14-2017 10:26 PM

What do u mean by image jointer may not be set up right? I’m sorry I really am a novice with this sort of thing.

Thanks
Dave.

-- If at first you don't succeed atleast you've got wood for the fire!

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#3 posted 09-14-2017 10:36 PM

Check that the front and back tables are parallel with each other.
There is usually an adjustment to account for tolerances over time. (The tables tend to sag out at the ends and make an inverted “V” shape = not straight boards.)

Also, with such a small jointer, longer boards will be more challenging, since only a part of the board is in contact with the jointer at any time, so, good technique is also important.

If your boards are currently longer than what you will use, you may find it helpful to rough cut the boards to length first. (Usually, about 1” longer than the finished length, depending on circumstances.)
The shorter boards may be easier to handle on your jointer.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#4 posted 09-14-2017 10:42 PM

Ok great so I can do this with a straight edge of some sort I would assume? I have found that the shorter boards are perfect so I think this may well be the problem.

Thanks
Dave

-- If at first you don't succeed atleast you've got wood for the fire!

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#5 posted 09-14-2017 10:47 PM

I use a metal yard stick to check mine.

Sounds like you are well on your way!

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#6 posted 09-14-2017 10:49 PM

I think the general rule is your board should be no longer than twice your in feed table.

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#7 posted 09-14-2017 11:15 PM

The boards aren’t much longer they are 2 1/2 feet long the shorter boards are 18inches. I have a long spirit level would that work??

-- If at first you don't succeed atleast you've got wood for the fire!

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#8 posted 09-15-2017 12:39 AM

Search on you tube….......Checking jointer tables for co-planer. There are video that with show you how.

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#9 posted 09-15-2017 12:41 AM

What is your technique. You do only push down on the outfeed fence. Show us some pictures of you J/P

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#10 posted 09-15-2017 12:49 AM

I have a small table top joiner, and have all but given up on it. Now I use the tablesaw with a Freud Thin Kerf glue line blade, and no longer have gaps when I join the boards. Would I have more success with a large floor model? maybe, but the tablesaw works for me.

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#11 posted 09-15-2017 06:41 AM



What is your technique. You do only push down on the outfeed fence. Show us some pictures of you J/P

- AlaskaGuy

I push down on both sides of the board but not over the blades and sorry what is J/P?

-- If at first you don't succeed atleast you've got wood for the fire!

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#12 posted 09-15-2017 06:44 AM



I have a small table top joiner, and have all but given up on it. Now I use the tablesaw with a Freud Thin Kerf glue line blade, and no longer have gaps when I join the boards. Would I have more success with a large floor model? maybe, but the tablesaw works for me.

- becikeja

I don’t have a table saw. I don’t even have a workshop. I have to take my tools out of the shed and use them on the garden while praying to god it doesn’t rain.

-- If at first you don't succeed atleast you've got wood for the fire!

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#13 posted 09-15-2017 01:36 PM

Different question now but still related to the same subject. I have glued the smaller boards together to make 8inch wide boards and 1 of them is curved I was wondering if I ran this over the jointer and again through the thicknesser if that would correct it? Obviously I would then have to thickness all of the other boards to get my boards to the same uniform thickness again.

-- If at first you don't succeed atleast you've got wood for the fire!

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#14 posted 09-15-2017 03:09 PM

Do they come together when clamped? If so you’re good to go.

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#15 posted 09-15-2017 03:15 PM

Hello Veritas edge plane.

I had to take my Veritas edge plane to a machine shop to make it exactly 90 degrees, so take
nothing for granted.

HTH

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