|Forum topic by rlrobinhood||posted 190 days ago||517 views||1 time favorited||6 replies|
190 days ago
I recently purchased a old/used Rockwell 4” jointer. I think I have it all tuned up pretty good (not too bad for the first time). But, my question to you is how tuned is yours? Hard to quantify I know, but let me digress some.
I’ve used only three jointers. Friend 1, Friend 2, and mine. Friend 1’s jointer sucked. I used some of his professional grade tools and got a much better edge joint with the table saw. I made a cutting board this way and it turned out great. But, prior to glue up, I’d hold two jointed board edges together and would see pretty good light between. Thats why I resorted to just using the table saw for the jointed edges.
Friend 2’s jointer I just used and when I held the two jointed edges up together, I’d see just a little light. I didn’t think it was bad so I went ahead and glued the boards up tonight. I think it will be a good joint.
After I glued the above boards together, I finally found some time to set my jointer up. I pretty much followed this link http://americanwoodworker.com/blogs/tools/archive/2009/01/29/Perfect-Edge-Joints.aspx
I think i’m probably out at most .004 but probably more than likely .003 out on most measurements. When I hold two jointed edges together, I just barely see light through in just a few places that don’t really seem to have a pattern (meaning not concave or convex along the length of the board).
So, my question to you is what are your thoughts? Is this good or do I need to do more work?