|Forum topic by DevilDogNurse||posted 03-07-2012 07:33 PM||742 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
03-07-2012 07:33 PM
I’m needing a real workbench, and have decided I want to try my hand at making a super heavy top comprised of face jointed 2×4’s. Now the tools I have available are a 6” bench top jointer, a Jack Plane and a hand held power planer.
I know that the bench jointer can give me two sides (a 2 & a 4) that are flat, true and at 90’ angles. My problem, is how do I go about getting the other face (4”) that is parallel to the first without a thickness planer.
I’d love to go and buy one, but….. I’m broke. ;-)
So…. Do I just face joint both sides and deal with the eventual taper that’s going to form? Maybe alternate the pieces so the taper is alternating?
Along the same lines, Since I don’t have any way to set the finished thickness of the boards, the bench top is most likely going to be uneven and irregular. Do I just attack with the jack plane and work it till its flat… ish?
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