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Forum topic by Bobbfrommn posted 01-18-2019 08:00 PM 374 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-18-2019 08:00 PM

Got some new toys and have a basic question. Picked up a P-C Benchtop Jointer and a Ridgid Thickness planer. Thought I’d start a simple project in order to learn how to use them, so am making a small box. I’ve got a 1×4 board I’m going to re-saw on the bandsaw to make it less thick, but want more width (7ish inches) so was going to glue two cuts together. My question is I can see different ways of doing it, and being new at these tools I’m not sure if one is better or more correct. So my question is, is there a preferred order to doing this? Do I

A) Cut the board in half, joint and glue the boards together (to get the width), re-saw it to approx thickness and then use the planer to get it to working thickness


B) Cut the board to approx length, re-saw to approx thickness, joint and glue to width, thickness plane to working


C) Cut the board to approx length, re-saw to approx thickness, thickness plane to working thickness and then joint and glue to width?


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#1 posted 01-18-2019 08:05 PM

Probably option B, but I’d go a little longer than approximate length. You could lose up to 2” to planer snipe. My rationale is that A is a tall board to resaw and if I did C, I’d still probably have to re-plane because the joint wouldn’t be flush.

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#2 posted 01-18-2019 09:39 PM

+1 for option B for the same reasons theart offers.

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#3 posted 01-18-2019 09:44 PM

+2 for option B

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#4 posted 01-18-2019 09:59 PM


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#5 posted 01-18-2019 10:10 PM

Thanks guys I’ll try it that way.

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