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Tricks for truing lumber without a jointer

To thick for the tablesaw
Router against board
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If your tablesaw lacks the power
to cleanly cut thick stock, use the
tablesaw sled as a straightedge
to guide a flush-trim bit.

To thick for the tablesaw

use a router, bearing-guided flush-trim bit, and a plywood straightedge instead. As with jointing on the tablesaw, one edge of the workpiece must overhang the straightedge. A 1/16" overhang should be adequate for most boards. Set the cutting depth so that the bearing runs against the straightedge, as shown, then trim the rough edge.

Continued on page 6:  For small, short, or highly figured boards


Comments (4)
schneierm wrote:

"Too" thick

1/16/2014 09:53:10 AM Report Abuse

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