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01-21-2018 02:32 AM

Should I Join or not? - 12 replies

I’m working on a stair case project. The actual stair case is made from steel I-beams. There are 8 steps up, then a landing, and 8 steps up the opposite direction. I have 16 solid oak slabs 2” thick that I cut down from several 13’ long slabs I have. The landing is 82” by 42 7/8”. I have two large slabs 2̶...

12-20-2017 04:00 PM

Alternatives to butterfly joints? - 6 replies

I’m getting ready to deal with the cracks in several large white oak slabs. The slabs are going to be benches in a larger Master closet… with shelving and hanging areas above the slabs. The designs of the closet uses big steel brackets and steel pipe for hanging items. Has anyone used other materials – like steel, or alumi...

12-13-2017 06:24 AM

Does anyone have any tips using jointer with large stock? - 15 replies

I picked up a 12” jointer last weekend and I started working my way through a LARGE stack of white oak. Most of the pieces are over 10’ long and I have a mixture of 5/4 and 2.25” thick stock. Its heavy! Its also cupped and twisted – some of it really badly cupped and twisted. The bad pieces, I’ve tried to cut...

10-16-2017 12:17 PM

Buying a HH Jointer - best bang for buck? - 7 replies

My first post here – please be gentle. I’ve read a lot of posts here and used the search feature – but it’s time to ask a couple questions before I spend more money! My immediate projects for a new house include: 1) Custom stair treads – made from live edge white oak. 2) Custom 6×6 Oak table made from 3&#...


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