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#1 posted 03-12-2019 02:52 AM

Is it worth anything? If so, sell it and save up for a planer. Or better yet a nice drum sander.

In the mean time, buy your wood pre-prepped. You don’t really need a jointer to make a lot of things if your supplier can do some of the work for you.

- CWWoodworking

I asked my local hardwood supplier what S2S would cost as compared to rough lumber. He gave example of oak 4/4. Rough would come in around $3+. S5S would come in around $9+. Ouch! I’ve been spoiled by having both jointer/planer. Unsure if this is normal nationwide price difference between rough and S2S.

Whjat OP could do is to joint 2 sides, table saw the edge #3, hand plane face #4 since you have a nice 90 degree reverence opposite face to get started with.
Or keep eye out on craigslist for lunch box planers. Unsure of Central Machinery Harbor Freight ones go for. But majority of the Craigslist or local ads would have used planers starting around $150-$450.

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