15" planer with only a 6" jointer

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Forum topic by sboyle posted 08-04-2009 03:53 AM 1404 views 3 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-04-2009 03:53 AM

I am pretty new to woodworking. I have a question I would like to ask. I recently purchased my first planer which is 15” but my jointer is only 6”. When I get a board wider than 6” how would I flatten one face of it before I put it through the planer. I know I can use a hand plane, but is there any other options? Any input would be aprreciated.

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#2 posted 08-06-2009 12:55 AM

Marc Spagnulo on his website has a great video demonstrating jointers, and jointing without them. The video is called “The Jointer’s Jumpin” and it is well worth a look…

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#3 posted 08-06-2009 06:09 AM

I have a 20” planer and an 8” joiner ???? All I can say is its nice to be able to run 2 or 3 boards at a time. After one is started and gone about 6” (usually scrap) I feed the next then the next and so on, it prevents snipe. Another reason is I run my glued up boards to clean them up but make sure they are still flat after glue up. If there not I use a card scraper to level one side and clean squeezed out glue off first.

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