Joint with a Thickness Planer

Flatten wide stock without a jointer.

Most shops use two machines to mill rough lumber—a jointer for flattening and a planer for thicknessing. But what if the stock is too wide for your jointer? Or what if you only have a planer? Fortunately, a simple sled, some shims and hot-melt glue are all you need to turn your planer into a wide-capacity jointer.

One Comment

  1. That’s a great, simple tip to do a very important task. The best part is that you don’t have to have a very expense, wide jointer to do the same job!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Bill Sommers, 1 year ago Reply

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