Body Mechanics: The Jointer

December/January 2016/2017 Issue 244 Page: 40 Number of Pages: 1.50

Moving a board across a jointer seems simple enough: Just hold the board down while moving it forward, right? While that gets the job done, it’s the nuances of your movements that get the best results. Here’s how to correctly joint a workpiece to flatten one face and then square an edge to that face.