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Posted on A little assistance aligning a 16" jointer

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#1 posted 01-15-2019 06:37 AM

Hey guys, good news I believe my problem is solved. The overall length Of my tables end to end (without the extension that bolts onto the infeed) is 7’ so when I attempted this with a 50” straight edge I was just chasing my tail, wasting time and patience, i just couldn’t reference properly and span over enough length. So up until that link was sent to me I really couldn’t find one longer of any good quality and at that point couldn’t wait for the time it would take to ship. I do have another jointer so I took some hard maple a little over 6’ jointed it, checked it To make sure it was straight and used a few of those injunction with each other and got the robland squaring up wood just fine now. I know This isn’t ideal but I can say that I’m pleasantly surprised that this actually worked for me. So for anyone out there that needs a straight reference and doesn’t want to spend $400-500+ on a quality 6’ or longer piece of straight steel just try that, but keep in mind the jointer that your using to straighten up your stock needs to be properly aligned. I know it’s a catch 22 if your trying to align a jointer but in my case I happened to still have my 6” jet still set up . Now Ive only edge jointed some stock and face planed 6” stock and everything is looking great so I’m assuming if I face planned a 12 or 14 board on the robland it will do the same but won’t know until I get there. So thank you everyone who posted and gave me some assistance here. This was my first post and will paying it forward.

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