No Jointer? No Problem! Super Simple jig turns tablesaw into Jointer

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Project by Izzy Swan posted 08-13-2013 07:41 PM 6295 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Your gonna love this! No jointer? No problem! Your tablesaw will do the trick! Check out this video! Super simple jig turns tablesaw into jointer..

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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#1 posted 08-13-2013 08:00 PM

That is a good way to get a really straight edge! I like to use fixtures like that on the router table so the piece is not sliding on the table, only the fixture is and there is no chance of getting a catch to dig into the new cut edge.

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#2 posted 08-13-2013 08:55 PM

Nice video, and although I am familiar with this method, I did like your use of wedges to secure the board! After all, wedges were one of the first tools and a lot cheaper that toggle clamps. Another winner!

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#3 posted 08-14-2013 07:59 AM

Please don’t tempt me with this nice jig Izzy. It doesn’t produce the nice curlies I get from my hand planes even if it does work just as well and a lot faster.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 08-14-2013 11:48 AM

Great idea, thanks for sharing! Welcome to LJ’s.

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#5 posted 08-14-2013 06:32 PM

Someone is sure to whine about safety but it won’t be me. Good method, Izzy.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#6 posted 08-15-2013 01:39 AM

Brilliant idea, thanks for sharing it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 08-17-2013 12:34 AM

Interesting. I too like the use of the wedges

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#8 posted 09-02-2013 09:26 AM

I am curious, even though I have a joiner, I find myself mostly using the table saw for straight edges but my question is, what is the difference in using this jig apposed to just laying the board flat on the table and running it between the blade and the fence? So far, I’ve always gotten great results this way with perfect straight edges for edge joining with out the use of any jig.

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