I am fuming at the moment.
I have tried and tried and tried to get a straight edge on some rough cut walnut. I have watched video after video on how to get it. I've measured every angle on every saw that i can think to measure to ensure 90 degree angles. YET STILL, gaps of around 1/16th when I put the two boards together.
End goal is a walnut table top.
I tried the table saw jig where you attached the walnut to a straight board and you should come away with a straight edge.
I 've tried my 4" and 6" jointers. I don't care for the fences, even though they are 90 degrees in every spot i check, still no nice smooth edge.
I've tried a staight board clamped to the wood and running the circular saw down it. You guessed it - no straight edge when i put to boards together.
I'm attached 2 pictures. The first i wrote "GOOD" on the edges because they were the 2 boards I checked with my t square and everything seemed great. BUTTTTTT.....looking at the picture, you can see daylight on the other side.
Second pic, has 1 board that I cut and labeled "Good." Second board has an angle on the edge - BUT THE GAPS LOOKS BETTER THAN THE FIRST TWO BOARDS!?!?!?!?!?
Anyone have any suggestions. I'm at a loss. Thought I was doing pretty good, now I'm not sure what to do. Should I try to find someone locally that would square them up for me? Where does one find someone? I don't know. I'm open to anything right now. Including walnut firewood. Thanks.