Certainly the best tool for the job today is a sharp, well-adjusted power jointer. It's designed to produce smooth, straight edges at a set angle to the face side of the board.

chipoit. One of the biggest problems with a jointer is chipout. To avoid chipout along the edge, feed the work so the grain on the face of the board points down and toward the back end of the board, see Fig. 3a. Then the knives will pull the fibers down and out of the workpiece rather than dig up into it

QUESTION: Which ivay do I feed the board if the grain is wavy or switches direction around a knot?

This is probably the toughest question when jointing. First of all. make sure the knives on your jointer are sharp. Then set the jointer to plane off V32" or less. Now with the majority of the grain facing down and back, feed the workpiece at a slow, steady pace.

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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