• 1:58

    Using a jointer isn’t as simple as pushing a piece through and hoping for the best, especially when you’re working with pretty, highly figured woods such as birdseye maple, curly maple, and flame birch. There are lots of species that fall into this category, primarily woods that have a lot of figure to them. The

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  • 4:46

    Owning a motorized jointer in your woodworking shop is a real game changer. It allows you to take an imperfect board, and create a perfectly flat faces and edges, whereas this would take much more skill and patience if you were stuck with only hand tools to perform these operations. While a motorized jointer is

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  • Jointing Boards Wider than Your Jointer
    6:20

    Most woodworkers try to buy a jointer that has enough capacity to handle any board that we would want to face joint or edge joint. But let’s face it; jointing boards wider than your jointer is a requirement that many woodworkers face from time to time. First of all, you should look at this challenge

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  • How to Taper Cut on a Jointer
    4:11

    Do you know how to taper cut on your jointer? When most people think about a motorized jointer they think about edge jointing and face jointing. And for good reason; those two activities comprise the large majority of what woodworkers use their jointers for. If you ask most woodworkers how to taper cut, they will

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  • Edge to Edge Glue Up on a Jointer: Wood Gluing Tips
    4:54

    Edge gluing comes into play in a variety of woodworking projects, and is an aspect of any project that can reveal the skill level of the craftsman who builds the project. A dead flat panel is impressive and indicates a high quality project. But let’s face it; if the panel has gaps or noticeable peaks

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  • 4:21

    One of the most inspired and patriotic projects that a woodworker can build is a flag case. Building a flag display case primarily involves standard cabinetmaking tools and skills, but how on earth do you cut those sharp miters on the base? The base corners of a traditional flag case feature 45 degree angles, so

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  • 4:06

    I get asked, all the time, about using a jointer to face joint opposing faces of a rough sawn lumber. Will this work? Can it be done? If not, why not? The answer; a jointer will do a great job of getting two opposing faces smooth and straight, but it WON’T guarantee that the two

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  • Jointer Guard Spring Tension
    4:34

    It’s not uncommon for the spring on a jointer guard to lose its tension. If it does, the guard won’t work right and it’s no longer safe to use the jointer. Retensioning the spring is easy to do, and will help keep your jointer safe to use.

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  • Large Push Pads for Face Jointing Plywood
    1:38

    George Vondriska teaches you how to utilize a pair of large grout floats as push pads for face jointing. The material on the pads is perfect for gripping the surface of the wood so that you can apply the right amount of pressure and make a clean joint.

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