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Posted on Joint a 2x4 without a jointer

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MrUnix

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#1 posted 06-10-2015 07:02 PM

If your boards are reasonably flat, you probably don’t absolutely have to joint them… and I’ve never bothered for any of the sleds I’ve made – all out of scrap wood that was far from perfect condition. It sure can’t hurt any though. If you really want to joint them, then a jointing hand plane would work… or making a cheap-n-quick sled for your planer would suffice… hitting them with a belt sander, if you have one, would probably work as well.

Here is a butt-ugly sled I made out of scrap, and even though it’s ugly as my mother in law, it worked flawlessly:

Cheers,
Brad

PS: I have both a jointer and a planer and still don’t bother using them when making sleds/jigs :)

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable


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