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Posted on Why are longer jointer tables better?

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#1 posted 06-17-2018 05:45 PM

You should joint boards with the concave side down as pictured. Otherwise the board can rock and you ll lose your reference surface. There are exceptions to every rule, but it usually holds true.

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I’ve always heard that too, but if you’re careful to keep the pressure on the flat part that gets created pretty quickly, then it doesn’t rock. I try to keep it concave side down, but sometimes there isn’t a choice, so learning how to manage it convex side down is worthwhile.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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