|Forum topic by TheKingInYellow||posted 10-21-2011 04:06 PM||1429 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
10-21-2011 04:06 PM
I was jointing some 8/4 hard maple last night and I have two questions:
1. I’m finding I really need to push the wood through, where I expected it to glide more. This occurred with softer woods too, like cherry and walnut. Is this indicative of needing to sharpen the blades? The jointer is new this year and should only have, maybe, 200 or 300ft of boards through it. How often should I be sharpening?
2. I’m making wedges somehow. What I’ve done is marked the whole face with pencil so I can see what’s cut and the trailing edge always seems to be uncut. I run the board through four or five times and the trailing edge is always left with pencil marks on it. If I measure thickness, the leading edge can be as much as 1/4” or more thinner than the trailing edge. I know the jointer does not make faces parallel, but I am only jointing one side and somehow or another the trailing edge is always left unjointed. Is this a technique issue or a setup issue?
Thanks for any advice!
-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...