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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 12-05-2012 03:36 AM 742 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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12-05-2012 03:36 AM

Let’s say you have 5/4 maple and you’re going to make a cutting board.
There are several methods to getting nice clean straight edges for glue-ups.
1. Joiner
2. TS

There’s more to it.
This maple 5/4 is 10’ long and 9” wide. Your cutting board is only 15” long. You’re planning on making 2” boards to glue-up.
What steps do you take assuming you have a joiner, planer, TS, BS, CMS?

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#1 posted 12-05-2012 03:59 AM

Joint your wood flat is the first step….follow this up by planing to the correct height….make sure your jointer fence is square to its table….with the freshly planed edge against the jointer fence; run this through the jointer a couple of times until square..then run the opposing side through the table saw +\- a 32 of an inch to finish width….send through the jointed one more time to clean up saw marks…you should be now good to go!

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#2 posted 12-05-2012 04:13 AM

I’m looking very much forward to following this thread. In the interum, what is a BS and CMS?

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#3 posted 12-05-2012 04:14 AM

Hey Russ
After their cut to size( a little oversize is better)joint one face and the edges so that the face and edges are true 90 degrees, after you have enough to make you board make sure your jointed edges are flush with no gaps and then glue and clamp together using alternating clamps top and bottom to equalize the pressure.

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Looks like we were typing the same time

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#4 posted 12-05-2012 04:32 AM

a1Jim, if your using paralell clamps, do you still need to alternate the clamps top and bottom?

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#5 posted 12-05-2012 04:48 AM

I usually leave my workpiece 6” longer than finished size. I joint two adjacent faces, then rip to width. Finally I plane to thickness. My planer makes the cleanest cuts in my shop, so I use that to clean up any mill marks too.

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#6 posted 12-05-2012 05:05 AM

The clamping system I use doesn’t require alternating clamps over the top and bottom of the work. I clamp the work flat in a couple places.

Here is the way I’ve been doing it.
Run the side of the board through the joiner.
Now you have a straight edge, rip to length on the MS (Miter saw).
Then finish joining the other side and run through thickness planer till uniform.
Cut to width on TS.

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