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Jointer Extensions

by WoodTwirp
posted 01-17-2018 02:28 AM

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#1 posted 01-17-2018 03:17 AM

I just finished a similar project starting with rough 5/4 walnut. I also have a relatively short jointer, but I didn’t use it for the rails. I flattened one face of each rail using a sled for my planer. Then, of course, flattened the other face as usual. The edges were squared up using the table saw. Remember, the rails don’t need to be quite as square and straight as if you were going to edge glue them. In this case, if you are careful, they will be straight enough for the purpose. I don’t like that statement either, but it’s true.

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#2 posted 01-17-2018 04:13 AM

You can use a single roller stand for outfeed support as long as it’s set dead even with the outfeed bed.

Another thing that helped me is lubricating the jointer beds with Bostik Glide Cote or similar. Less feeding pressure is required, and seems to give better control at the jointer.

If that doesn’t work, do what I did and upgrade to a DJ-20. I think you could joint an eight footer on that beast.

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#3 posted 01-17-2018 12:01 PM

What pintodeluxe said will work just fine. For the pencil post bed that I made, I used two of the Ridgid stands and it worked perfectly. You’ll need a long straight edge to set the stands to the exact height needed.

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