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18" Wide Board

Seems like a stupid question but i have an 18" wide board of walnut and a 16" wide jointer... how do i go about planing/jointing this board? find a bigger jointer? by hand?

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Jake,

I've used a 6 in jointer to plane 8 in boards in the past... Just make a pass, then turn the board and make another pass. It worked OK... But a wider planer would have been better, I admit.

I cut that board three times and it's STILL too short!!!...
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Jake,

I've used a 6 in jointer to plane 8 in boards in the past... Just make a pass, then turn the board and make another pass. It worked OK... But a wider planer would have been better, I admit.
wouldnt that involve taking ouff the guard?

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Guard? Wee don' needz no steenkin' guard!!!!

(Like I said... not the best option... LOL)

I cut that board three times and it's STILL too short!!!...
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Hey JMendez035,
I'm pretty new at the jointer (just got a 7"). But I recently removed the guard (I'm not real crazy about the guard anyways) and face jointed a wide board with 2 passes. It actually worked pretty well. It left the smallest trace of a lip in the middle that I touched up with a plane. But it works.
Like I mentioned, you may want to wait for a response from someone with more jointer experience, but it worked for me.
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I have seen router jigs on the web that joint wide boards with a router, or you could just use a big ole hand plane for those occasional wide ones. If I take the fence off of my jointer, I can joint wider boards and still have the guard. I then use the big hand plane to bring the unjointed surface down to the jointed side.

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My guess would be to put it through a Sander. but if you do not have access to one it would be a shame and sacrilege to cut an eighteen inch wide Walnut board down to a size that will fit through your jointer.
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The fact that you have a 16" jointer is pretty impressive. That's one big jointer. I just picked up a 100 year old 12" jointer. I need to work on it before I can use it. There is always trying to find a shop that would let you use there's.
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Seems like a stupid question but i have an 18" wide board of walnut and a 16" wide jointer... how do i go about planing/jointing this board? find a bigger jointer? by hand?
With an 18" wide board & 16" wide jointer, that only gives you a 2" edge for your second pass... very hard to control & use.

If you had a 9" jointer, your 1st pass would cover 9"... but your 2nd pass would cover an "easy to control" 7"...

So, in this instance, your jointer is too big...

But, you could always rip your 18" board down the middle, joint & plane required surfaces, and glue them back together... squeaky clean...

No Problems...
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With an 18" wide board & 16" wide jointer, that only gives you a 2" edge for your second pass... very hard to control & use.

If you had a 9" jointer, your 1st pass would cover 9"... but your 2nd pass would cover an "easy to control" 7"...

So, in this instance, your jointer is too big...

But, you could always rip your 18" board down the middle, joint & plane required surfaces, and glue them back together... squeaky clean...

No Problems...

He could just set the fence over for a lesser pass.






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He could just set the fence over for a lesser pass.
That's a darn good IDEA... the solution to his problem!
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See? Now if I had my business opened (see "business idea" thread) you could use my 19" jointer or my 19" planer or my board shrinker/stretcher.

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Got any pictures of these big jointers?
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Got any pictures of these big jointers?

Is bigger better? How about a 24" jointer.

You could probably get a deal on this one.






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Now thats a jointer!S.E michigan too.
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Did you get it jointed? Just wondering what method you tried and how it went. Personnaly, I want to see TS3660's board shrinker/stretcher in action. Then you would never need a big jointer or planer. Storage after shrinking would be great too, just stretch back out when ready to use. I am installing a wankavator to get to my shop, shrinker/stretchers were all sold out, see link.
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Is bigger better? How about a 24" jointer.

You could probably get a deal on this one.
WOW, that's the biggest jointer I've ever seen.

I didn't see any blades on it... can you imagine what they cost?!

A guard on it would be a safety hazzard, by the looks of it...

It would sure be hard to get constant good pressure on a 24" board and push it through at the same time... You'd need some help with hold-downs, etc. I would think.

Awesome piece of equipment.
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I'm pretty new at the jointer (just got a 7"). But I recently removed the guard (I'm not real crazy about the guard anyways)
I'm no "safety gizmo" nut by any stretch of the imagination (my tablesaw has no guard or splitter or riving knife or anything else) but I would strongly advise against keeping the guard permanently off of your jointer.

Trust me, a jointer will hurt ya bad.
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