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AJswoodshop

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718 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: jointer joining

A lot of people throw away wood, KEEP IT! I’ll show you how to turn a really rough board, Into a board that you can use for woodworking projects.

I am renovating a bathroom, and I took out a bunch of 2+4 studs out. My dad said throw them away, but I just couldn’t do that, they were worth saving! He let me take them thankfully, I started with two 2+4 studs.

I start by running the face of the board over the jointer, just taking a hair of of the board. Remember if we take to much of the board, this could lead to dangerous things, Kickback, Snipe, or ruining the board.

After a few passes over the jointer, this is what I get. On the left side is the board that has been planned down, on the other side is a board that I still need to run over the jointer a few times. To run the other board over the jointer, I have to take out the nails first.

Also on all of the boards, I run the edges over the jointer too. Then square up the other edge on the TS.

After awhile of planning, your board should be ready to go for any project! Remember, KEEP THE WOOD!

Thanks for reading,
AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 718 days ago

Good Save AJ

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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AJswoodshop

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#2 posted 718 days ago

Thanks Jim, I try to save as much wood as possible, without taking up a lot of room in the shop.

AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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Cosmicsniper

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#3 posted 718 days ago

Very nice. It should probably be said to have a metal detector on hand…I’ve found nails before where I didn’t really expect to see them.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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AJswoodshop

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#4 posted 718 days ago

Yeah, I forgot to say I did use my metal detector. They are very useful, If I didn’t have one, I would have hit a lot of nails by now!

AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 718 days ago

It doesn’t really make too much sense to joint and plane the wood until you’re ready to use it again. It’s already pretty stable in its present condition , and by exposing fresh wood to the atmosphere , you’re just asking for warping and twisting to occur.
Removing the nails / screws / staples , is a good thing before storing it away for future use.
Once again , a metal detector is invaluable when recycling wood. Keep up the good work : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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AJswoodshop

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#6 posted 718 days ago

I am using the boards today, If I wasn’t using them today, I wouldn’t of planned them down today.

Thanks for asking,
AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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NiteWalker

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#7 posted 718 days ago

Since I use pieces as small as 3/4” x 3/4” x 1 1/8” I rarely throw away any scraps.
Even thin pieces become finish stir sticks.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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whitebeast88

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#8 posted 718 days ago

good save scraps and recycled wood comes in handy

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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GrandpaLen

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#9 posted 718 days ago

AJ says ”Keep the wood!!!!

...yes and keeping enough of recycled wood will indeed save a tree.

A “Wink and a Nod” from Mother Nature for recycling that lumber, AJ.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len. ;-)

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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AJswoodshop

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#10 posted 718 days ago

Thanks Guys!

AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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