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    When glueing up panels of hardwood, is there a way to ensure good jointing edges without a jointer? I am going to be building an armoire that is 26" deep. I don't have the money for a jointer, so I don't know how to ensure that my edges will meet up cleanly. I have a plate jointer so jointing and glueing up the panels is not a long as I have good edges.

    Any thoughts?
    Brad Hatchett<br />

  • #2
    Freud makes a Glue Line Rip blade for the table saw. You can also use a hand plane, but that takes some practice to get it down.
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    • #3

      If you have a router table this link will illustrate how to joint with your router.




      • #4
        Thanks woodslayer. I figured there was a way to do this on the router table, but wasn't sure about how to go about it. I will give this a shot!
        Brad Hatchett<br />


        • #5
          You could also try a molding head for the table saw. They are available with a joining cutter.
          Rob Johnson
          Just tilt your head a little and it will look straight!


          • #6
            I'm of the opinion that a hand-held router is much easier to create a straight edge with, than a router table. Why do all the jinking with the fence trying to make the thing act like a jointer, when all the hand-held needs is a straight edge to follow?



            • #7
              I haven't tried this yet but I plan to. Depending on the board length, you can make a sled for your router (if you have a miter track in your router table). Make the sled a little too wide and take off the edge of the sled with a straight router bit. Then, clamp a board to the sled with the edge a little over the sled's and go at it. I like Dave's idea above with the straight edge as well. Quick and easy.