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Forum topic by john8 posted 01-07-2012 11:02 PM 757 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-07-2012 11:02 PM

I want to make a Jatoba raised bar counter with edge grain 6/4 lumber. Finishes size will be about 17 inches x 7ft.

My lumberyard sells rough lumber. I don’t own a jointer so my plan is to use my table saw with top shelf Frued blade hoping that the edge will become the surface of the counter will be fairly smooth. Since my rip will be about 1 3/4 inches the glued up thickness will be uniform but the face grain sides will need to be surfaced for gluing. My mill wants 90$ per hour plus set up fees. If I bought a jointer, could it surface the face grain of the 6/4 lumber that had been previously ripped into 1 3/4 inch strips? Or, should I get the larger boards planed before I even rip them? I read about the difficulties of working Jatoba but I can’t find a hardwood for a counter that has the reddish coloring that seems fairly unique to Jatoba. Thanks, John

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