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#1 posted 02-20-2017 06:46 PM

I wouldn’t get a jointer and planer for a jewelery box, and I would get a better tablesaw before I got a planer and a jointer.

Most of the larger wood suppliers will sell you S4S boards, and since a jewelry box is small, the difference between rough and S4S is pretty small. Start that way. When you start a project that needs 30 bf of lumber, then the difference between rough and S4S matters a whole lot more.

After you get a decent tablesaw, then start watching CL. You probably will need to spend closer to $500 to get both a jointer and a planer. Any of the name brand “lunchbox” planers are fairly decent, and $250 for a used one should get you one in good condition. I would wait for a floor model jointer, rather than a bench top. Older Jets can be found for $250 used if you get a little lucky.

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