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#1 posted 01-14-2020 02:19 AM

Using a jointer is 90% setup and 10% technique.

Just don’t expect four square / parallel faces if you’re only using a jointer. A jointer dresses two adjacent surfaces. The planer takes it to S3S.
The tablesaw establishes the fourth surface.

The problem with your post is you didn’t really say what specific problem you’re having.

A 1/8” cut is way too heavy in my opinion. Keep the cuts light. The sound of the motor says a lot. If the RPM is dropping much, it’s too heavy of a cut.

Wax the beds to let the wood slide.

If the wood is bowed, put the concave side down. Otherwise, you’ll spend all your time chasing a flat surface. Then again, since you don’t have a planer, you are likely going to face a situation where the convex side is down. That never works well.

Think about getting a planer. Many benchtop planers will handle 6” material.

Best of luck.

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