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riverb

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1163 days ago

Hey guys I am calling out for a little LumberJock help. I just bought some 12/4 mahogany to make some crib posts out of and the lumber mill could only plane it to thickness for me. While I would love to buy a jointer but just can’t pull the trigger just yet. I am hoping that there is another central Texan out there that can help. I can bring beer, pizza, or cash. heck I can bring all three!!!

Hope you can help,

PS. I am going to call some cabinet shops tomorrow and see if I can find one locally.


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Chriskmb5150

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#1 posted 1163 days ago

Wish i could help you but I dont own a jointer. I usually edge joint with my table saw and hand plane or take my stock to a local cabinet shop thats just down the road from me. A Jointer is on my short list of tools I still need to buy

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StumpyNubs

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#2 posted 1163 days ago

I am a looooooong way away from you but…

I know it’s not always so simple, but if you ever have some extra cash you should get a jointer. It is amazing how much you use one when you have it!

As far as your current issue, are you edge jointing of flattening a wider surface? You can edge joint with a table saw.

I assume you are doing a larger flat surface. This can be done with a router and a simple jig. If you need more info, let me know. BTW- I’ll gladly take that pizza and beer if nobody else claims it!

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riverb

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#3 posted 1163 days ago

I thought about edge jointing on the router table but the stock is 2.75” thick and didn’t think my router setup is up to the challenge.

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StumpyNubs

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#4 posted 1163 days ago

Do you mean you are jointing the edge? Or are you doing the face?

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skeezaroonie

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#5 posted 1163 days ago

I’m afraid I’ll be no help on a jointer right now, either – got and old Rockwell-Delta 6” but it’s needing new knives – ditto my dewalt thickness planer, too. That thanks to some old barnwood that had some very well hidden tacks. And my next purchase is a lumber metal detector! The way things have been going lately it’ll be at least a couple of weeks before I can get clear of other (not woodworking) projects. By the end of the month I hope to have both machines back online but I guess that’s no help.

-- Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. -Soren Kierkegaard

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riverb

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#6 posted 1163 days ago

I need to edge joint it so i can break it down on my table saw.

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#7 posted 1163 days ago

I have heard of people having success with using their table saw to edge joint wood. Put a thin piece of wood on your fence to protect it (usually referred to as a sacrificial fence) and the move the fence right against the blade. Clamp (or glue) another piece of wood that is the exact thickness as your saw blade on the half of the sacrificial fance that is behind the blade. (use your table saw to rip a scrap the right thickness). Now you have a “jointer”. When you pass the edge of the board through the setup you’ll take 1/8” (or the thickness of the blade) off until it is flat.

Would that work, or do I misunderstand the problem?

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riverb

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#8 posted 1163 days ago

That could work, hopefully someone will come thru with a jointer that knows what they are doing.

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StumpyNubs

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#9 posted 1163 days ago

I’ve also seen better descripions of edge jointing with a table saw in a lot of woodworking magazines. you may want to do a google search on it.

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JFobare

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#10 posted 1163 days ago

I’m a good Sunday drive from you depending on what part of Central Texas you’re in, I’m in Baytown with a virgin 6” Ridgid (just assembled it!), you’re more than welcome to it.

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StumpyNubs

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#11 posted 1163 days ago

If JFobare lets you use his jointer, I still claim the beer and pizza…

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#12 posted 1162 days ago

http://www.toolcrib.com/blog/2009/02/6-table-saw-jointing-jig-plans-straight-edge-no-jointer

That may help or a google search on edge jointing on table saw. You can use a steel L bar or other methods.

spunwood

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agallant

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#13 posted 1162 days ago

I use a 4 foot level on the table saw for most of my jointing. I put a screw in the bottom of the level to I have a brace on the end of the board then I push the level against my fence which is pushing the wood. I do it all of the time. I have a jointer but find that method works better for me.

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Gary

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#14 posted 1162 days ago

I don’t know about central Texas….Waco, Austin, Hill Country??? But, there are so many of us Texans on here, if you keep this thread live, someone close to you will answer. Of course, if you’d like to take a ride to the Texarkana area, you’re welcome to use my planer, joiner, or anything else.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#15 posted 1162 days ago

I’m in Round Rock and I have a bench top Jointer. I’m limited to 5-6 feet long for jointing the board.

-- Russ

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