Old Methane Gas Cloud
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Beach, California
One other trick.
For a wide glue up like a table top of such.
Lay the boards out on the bench and choose the most aesthetic grain arrangement. Then draw a line across the boards. Number the boards sequentially. Where the boards will be joined, mark an "I" on the left side of the joint and an "O" on the right side of the joint. Do this for all boards.
At the jointer you'll need to joint all the edges square to the fence of the jointer. Here is the trick.
When you are jointing each edge, put the "I" against the fence and the "O" away from the fence. What this does is to remove any fence squaring error form the joints. (Yes, it really makes a difference.)
Use the right tool for the job.
Rich (Tilting right)
Huntington Beach, California
Remember that when we have the "BIG ONE" everything east of the Rockies falls into the ocean.