Tricks for truing lumber without a jointer
For small, short, or highly figured boards
Prone to tear-out, set up your router table as an edge jointer. This technique also saves time when edge-jointing several pieces because you won't have to clamp a straightedge to each workpiece. To start, install a straight bit in your router table, and then use thin spacers to offset the outfeed side of the table 1/16", as shown right.
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- For a free trick to help you see your winding sticks, go to woodmagazine.com/windingsticktip.
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