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Re: Jointing long, thick (and heavy) boards?

roger lance
I'd also recommend hand tools.....a #7 preferably.

But, that assumes that you have a #7, you know how to tune it, you can sharpen, you have a good, solid way of holding the work, and the boards themselves have a nice straight, consistent grain pattern conducive to making a 100" long shaving as opposed to boards with reversing grain, knots, and other planning challenges.

You could use your #5 to slowly work on a joint at a time to reduce that 1/16" gap to an acceptable fit.....will take time and patience.

You could seek out some professional shop in your area that would, for a fee, get your boards ready for glue-up.....saves time, frustration, and life goes on.

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