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Forum topic by Garbanzolasvegas posted 01-16-2015 08:28 PM 743 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Garbanzolasvegas

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01-16-2015 08:28 PM

I have a lot of very wide 3/4 pine boards I recovered form an old project. I would like to Finger joint them together to make longer boards for shelving and the like.

I have a top notch router and am shopping for a finger joint bit…

Any suggestions

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#1 posted 01-16-2015 11:06 PM

Go talk to Jerry at Woodworkers Emporium. She could find what you are looking for.

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#2 posted 01-17-2015 12:28 AM

My suggestion would be to scarf joint the boards with lots of long thin fingers using say a 1/8” blade on a table saw. You want lots of glue surface so the joint doesn’t fail. Traditional finger joints would be too short? A simple jig would let you use the table saw to make long fingers with plenty of glue surface and a strong joint.

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#3 posted 01-17-2015 12:34 AM

Well there is another issue. these boards or pieces of boards at up to 12” Wide so they all have some curve of flex to them as well. I am thinking they would look better in the fire place

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#4 posted 01-17-2015 05:56 PM

Rip them 3” wide and glue them back together for a flat board; then scarf them 1 to 12 ratio.

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#5 posted 01-17-2015 06:21 PM



Rip them 3” wide and glue them back together for a flat board; then scarf them 1 to 12 ratio.

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I never thought about that Thats a great idea

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#6 posted 01-17-2015 08:18 PM

A jointer and planer will open up a lot more options for your woodworking.

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#7 posted 01-18-2015 01:15 AM



A jointer and planer will open up a lot more options for your woodworking.

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#8 posted 01-18-2015 02:29 AM


A jointer and planer will open up a lot more options for your woodworking.

- AlaskaGuy

Will you buy me one?

- Garbanzolasvegas


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