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Posted on How Many other WWs Don't Own a Powered Jointer?

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#1 posted 06-04-2013 12:10 AM

I have a smaller 6”Rockwell power jointer that is perfect for a 2car garage hobby wood worker. I would of went the hand plane pathway, but my only experience with a plane and it’s workings / technique is from watching The Woodright’s Shop. I would of seriously insulted the hand tool community if allowed to ravage and destroy hard wood / exotic wood in my first couple years of diving into wood working. Not to mention sharpening the irons, storage, etc.

For now, the power planer and jointer will hold me over until I become more comfortable with hand tools (which is the path I do want to pursue). I have since purchased various hand planes (shoulder plane to #7 Stanley) in which I learned alot about rust and electrolysis over the weekend too.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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