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09-03-2012 05:42 PM

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,

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#1 posted 09-03-2012 05:50 PM

Good Save AJ

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 09-03-2012 05:56 PM

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


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#3 posted 09-03-2012 05:56 PM

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,

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#4 posted 09-03-2012 06:09 PM

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!


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#5 posted 09-03-2012 06:13 PM

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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#6 posted 09-03-2012 06:47 PM

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

Thanks for asking,

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#7 posted 09-03-2012 07:08 PM

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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#8 posted 09-03-2012 07:12 PM

good save scraps and recycled wood comes in handy

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#9 posted 09-03-2012 07:51 PM

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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#10 posted 09-03-2012 08:21 PM

Thanks Guys!


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