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whitebeast88

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477 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: jointer milling

i bought a jointer about a month ago and used it really for the first time yesterday.i can’t believe how much difference it is in squaring up a board.i run the edge and one side then the other side through the planer.finally ran the other edge thru the table saw and whalla a square board.i check it with my square to make sure(cause i figured i goofed it up somewhere along the way) it turned out nice.i never thought it would matter much to have one but now i’m sold.i took an old piece of oak that was 5/4 and cupped and turned it into a beautiful,useable piece(sorry i’m just a little excited now).thanks for reading my mumbo gumbo.marty.

-- Marty.Athens,AL


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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 477 days ago

8-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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kdc68

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#2 posted 477 days ago

congrats !!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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AandCstyle

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#3 posted 477 days ago

WB88, I don’t want to rain on your parade, but you were lucky that the 2 sides are parallel. A jointer will make a surface flat and you can then square an edge to it, but flattening the opposite side doesn’t necessarily mean that the 2 sides will be parallel. In order to be certain of that, you need a planer such as can be seen here. There are many other options.

Congrats on the jointer and work safely.

-- Art

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unbob

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#4 posted 477 days ago

I think if one uses a table saw, the jointer is very important for safety.
The jointer prepares a board for the saw, where it stays flat to the table, and a true edge for the fence.
Just my take, its risky running a warped board through a saw.

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Todd Barrone

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#5 posted 477 days ago

That’s awesome my friend, I can’t wait to get one my self. Happy building lol

-- "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" John Wayne https://www.facebook.com/BarroneContracting

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Straightbowed

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#6 posted 477 days ago

I agree with UNBOB it has made my tablesaw work much better and safer

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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whitebeast88

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#7 posted 477 days ago

its amazing how much better and easier it is to work with after getting it square,thanks for the comments.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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unbob

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#8 posted 477 days ago

It took me a couple of years to get the planer I wanted.
I found I could get that second face pretty good with only the jointer, by working that face a little with a hand plane-take a light jointer cut -check it- hand plane a little- another light jointer cut -ect.
Sort of ease the board true. It is a bit of a pain, but saved considerable handplaning.

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TorxNut

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#9 posted 477 days ago

I got a jointer and planer a couple years ago. What a nice sense of satisfaction you get from milling rough sawmill stock into furniture-ready lumber. And save a lot of $$, too!

I was showing my son, who is not a woodworker, the result of a passing a well aged, rough walnut board through the jointer. He was impressed! Then I built him a valet box from it and he was even more impressed!

Bill

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runswithscissors

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#10 posted 477 days ago

Art: If I read WB88s post correctly, he did run the board through the planer after jointing the first surface. That’s assuming he didn’t say planer when he meant jointer (a mistake that a heck of a lot of CL posters make).

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whitebeast88

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#11 posted 477 days ago

runswithscissors:yes you right i run it through the jointer first then my planer(which i also love)next then followed up with the ts.i agree alot of cl posters don’t know what there talking about i’ve seen ms’s called ras’s and jointers as planers.

torxNut:i thought i could do pretty good with just a planer,until i used my jointer.wow what a difference.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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knotscott

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#12 posted 477 days ago

A jointer was a game changer for me. Having straight flat boards makes every project go as planned. A jointer is the most effective and efficient method of flattening a reference face and squaring an adjacent edge….it’s usually step one in the process. If you’ve got room and the budget, go for it.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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nwbusa

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#13 posted 477 days ago

A jointer was a game changer for me. Having straight flat boards makes every project go as planned. A jointer is the most effective and efficient method of flattening a reference face and squaring an adjacent edge….it’s usually step one in the process. If you’ve got room and the budget, go for it.

Words of truth from knotscott, as usual!

-- John, BC, Canada

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whitebeast88

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#14 posted 477 days ago

thanks knotscott and nwbusa:i’ve heard alot of people say you don’t need one but i ran across a good cl find and snatched up.like you said its a game changer to have flat boards!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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AandCstyle

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#15 posted 476 days ago

I apologize for not reading the original post correctly. Mea culpa!

-- Art

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