|Forum topic by harum||posted 12-12-2013 11:33 PM||631 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
12-12-2013 11:33 PM
Hello, I am trying to prepare several 1” thick and 2’ long boards for a glue-up into a larger panel using a hand plane. Namely, I have run a #7 jointer over the edges of two boards in an attempt to get smooth, true and square surfaces for gluing. I have only managed to get the surfaces smooth; no matter how I plane I never get square edges and always get a twist. In addition, a slight hump shows up in the middle of the boards after a few runs. And I was trying to get a slight dip at the center as compared to the ends.
The iron is sharp enough to shave hair off my arm. The plane has a true sole and gives a nice full length shaving.
But what do I do to avoid making a hump in the middle. Are the boards too short for a jointer? Or do I push too hard when plane gets closer to the end of the edge? Should I try to adjust the plane for really thin shavings? Even though I don’t apply any pressure towards the end, the plane keeps engaged and cut the same thickness shaving.
Any comments would be appreciated! Best wishes, h.
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