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

Brian Holcombe
Do it by hand with a sharp handplane. Take consecutively longer passes toward center, then consecutively longer passes from center. The reason for doing so is to avoid making an s-shape.

Make sure your blade is flat and protruding evenly, take full width passes. Check your work with winding sticks.

I'll eventually buy a huge machine jointer, but sometimes big unweildy edge joints are easiest done by hand. Unless you have extensions.

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