Router Skills Milling Wide Long Stock On A Six Or Eight Inch Jointer Can Be A Real Challenge Here S Where You Can Rely On The Versatility Of Your Router
Router skills milling wide long stock on a six or eight inch jointer can be a real challenge here s where you can rely on the versatility of your router is post about Magazine bookmarked by clarence with ID 13226739521 was uploaded on 26-01-2019 and has been viewed 267,611 times.
Jointing & Surfacing Photo courtesy of Busy Bee Tools, busybeetools.com For most projects my 8" Delta jointer is quite adequate.I typically begin by cutting stock into more manageable pieces on the bandsaw.
Then I proceed to joint and plane the stock to the specific dimensions I require.Several years ago, when faced with the need to joint several pieces of wide stock, a quick enquiry to my wife confirmed my suspicions that a 12" jointer was not likely in my immediate future; so another method was called for.
Ripping the boards, jointing them, and then re-gluing the pieces would leave visible glue lines in the final panel, which I didn't want.For a single piece of wood of limited length I might have opted to use hand planes.
However, with over 30 board feet of lumber to mill, I decided that a less strenuous method was called for.There is not a single project that leaves my shop that doesn't see the router at some point, so it seemed the logical tool to consider for surfacing the boards.
My first surfacing jig was very basic - essentially a set of rails that fastened to the dog holes in my workbench and a sled...