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Subject:
Making (wider) panels

Jim Matthews
I like to get two boards that are mostly flat in the rough and get two jointed edges facing each other. The Big Dogs will achieve tighter tolerances than I can manage, but search "sprung" joint for thd approach I use.

(Tight at both ends, small sliver of light peaking through the middle.)

It's easiest to do (when rough) if the boards are match planed at the same time.
This can be done with Handscrew clamps, on the floor.

Choosing mostly flat boards to start helps.

When the glue dries, scrub and flatten the panel.

Bob Rozaieski has a straight ahead video demonstration...

https://youtu.be/JZAaCaOJhkg

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