|Forum topic by mculik5||posted 02-06-2015 03:47 PM||992 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
02-06-2015 03:47 PM
I am a hobbyist woodworker with limited space. I work primarily in plywood right now, but would like to get into working with solid wood, primarily for cabinet doors and drawers. This will be my first foray into cleaning up rough lumber.
I am planning to put together a top-of-the-line router table (I’m a “buy once, cry once” kind of guy) with a Woodpeckers lift and Incra LS Super System. There are many reasons why I like the LS Super System. Two of those reasons are the dovetail/finger joint capability and the offsettable fences that allow for edge jointing. I recognize that there are better tools for both of these operations, but for my hobbyist/budget/space requirements, I believe the LS Super System is a good compromise.
Now for my question…
Given my goal of making solid wood panels for cabinet doors and drawers (so not huge), and the fact that I will be able to edge joint on the router table, what other tools do I need to produce flat, square wood from rough lumber?
I was looking at the DeWalt DW735 planer. Everyone seems to agree it’s a great planer, but I was getting mixed messages about whether a jointer is also necessary. The gist of the mixed messages was that some folks said a planer on its own would only make the board faces parallel, and that a jointer is necessary to first make one face flat before running the board through the planer.
Other things to know:
- I have a Festool track saw and router.
So again, what other tools do I need to produce flat, square wood from rough lumber?