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Forum topic by DKV posted 10-20-2011 12:17 AM 1241 views 1 time favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-20-2011 12:17 AM

For those of us just getting into planers and jointers in order to make our projects come out better there are some great videos by Greg Larson of the New England School of Architectural Woodworking on Youtube. Search on larsong1. He also has some good videos on veneering. Now maybe my miter joints will come together…all four corners at the same time.

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#1 posted 10-20-2011 02:32 AM

Absolutely! There’s nothing like a properly jointed piece of wood. Makes all the difference when fitting.

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#2 posted 10-20-2011 04:34 AM

Milling is very important to get square corners, but when talking about 4 miter joints joined together to make a perfect frame, properly milled lumber is only half of the solution. cutting is the other half and that includes 2 parts. The obvious is getting perfect 45’ cuts. The other factor is getting the opposing pieces precisely the exact same length. That piece of the puzzle evaded me for years.

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