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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Edge Jointing without the Jointer

So one of the cool things about woodworking tools is that there is a special tool for almost every activity involved in working with wood.  Unfortunately that also means it can get very expense, very quickly.  So what we have to do is find ways to combine task with tools we already have.  At this point a jointer clearly falls into my "like to have bucket".  But it does serve a important purpose in the shop.  It allows you to create perfect straight edges to your boards for glue ups.  So while the tool is a "like to have" the task it performs is a "must have".  So what's a new woodworker to do?  Here are two VERY simple ways to turn either your router or table saw into a jointer!

Using a router as an edge-jointer by Steve Ramsey from Woodworking for Mere Mortals


Simple Jig to turn your table saw into a jointer by Izzy Swan from Think Wood Works

Thanks guys for helping us save a little I can look into that planer. ;-)

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