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02-04-2014 01:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer

I need advice how to face joint wood which is 8.75 wide and realistically my jointer is about 7.75 wide.I tried turning board around but I am left with depth of cut line on remaining width.I did not try moving the fence.

-- Kennyl

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#1 posted 02-04-2014 02:13 PM

I have heard of people jointing most of one side, then double side taking it to a piece of MDF.
Then running the board through a plainer (MDF side down)

That makes one side perfect. Then pop the MDF off and run it through with that lip pointing up to true that side.

-- David Henley

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#2 posted 02-04-2014 03:20 PM

Marc has a good power tool example of what you are trying to accomplish on his video podcast. Take a look starting at around 3:50

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#3 posted 02-04-2014 03:25 PM

Second on what David posted…
You can joint, then double stick tape a piece of hardboard (1/8 or 3/16 thick) to the fresh surface – then pass through the planer (hardboard/jointed side down) and get a flat top surface.

Flip it over, pull off the hardboard and plane off the 1 inch wide strip your jointer didn’t reach.

I have only a 6 inch jointyer – so I use a planer sled – which is just a piece of ply with a cleat at teh back. then I use either double stick tape or hot melt glue to shim the board level and plane the top flat.

I suspect that i would still go the planer sled route even if I had your 8 inch jointer, just because I hate to have teo pull the guard off the jointer…. knowing I have to plane it anyway.

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#4 posted 02-05-2014 02:36 AM

I have used David’s technique when the board is just wider than the jointer bed (like yours). I use a sled with wedges when it is a lot wider than the planer. Both techniques work well.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 02-05-2014 01:52 PM

First thanks for the replies
I will joint my board place board on jointed side plane other side then flip over to jointed side and plane it.Can I reverse sides when planing once I know I have both surfaces flat or just stick to planing one side what do you folks do.I am currently into my first real project I am building the Marc Sommerfeld router cabinet,so I am sure other questions will be coming.I am watching his videos then then applying technique.How in the world do you keep track of all your material as you do a project,I can’t imagine doing an entire kitchen with all that material,anyway thanks again for replies

-- Kennyl

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#6 posted 02-05-2014 03:13 PM

Once both sides are flat you can plane either/both sides to your heart’s content.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 02-06-2014 03:48 AM

Ok I can plane both sides good to know,I do not like taking guard off either but the microjig push blocks are great to use,I will ruin a piece of wood first before I take my eyes off my hands and where they are,while pushing stock through.

-- Kennyl

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#8 posted 02-06-2014 03:55 AM

Got hand planes?

They are tiresome use all day dressing boards unless you love the
exercise, but flattening boards for one furniture piece is really
no big deal.

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#9 posted 02-06-2014 05:37 AM

Plane both sides of your board; if you plane just one side, the old dry surface and (presumably) somewhat wetter surface you just exposed can lead to warping. Of course, if you do get warping, you’ll need to joint it again, etc. etc.

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#10 posted 02-06-2014 02:49 PM

I do have a handplane of my dad’s when he was a carpenter honestly have never used it,one of few tools I have of his.Planing both sides makes sense,do you joint and plane then wait a few days to let wood settle then mill to finished dimension?

-- Kennyl

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