Getting Started With the Jointer

Introduction: Getting Started With the Jointer

About: Autodesk Technology Center San Francisco is a hub for research, development, and demonstration of new manufacturing technologies and workflows relating to configurable microfactories.

Step 1: Approved Materials for the Jointer

Allowed Materials

  • Solid hardwood - clean and free of nails or staples

Banned Materials

  • Any material that isn't solid wood
    • Plywood, Plyboo, MDF, etc.
  • No cross grain jointing

If at Pier 9, see Shop Staff first before using these materials:

  • Reclaimed materials

If you are working from another studio or workshop, refer to the tool's instruction manual to see if your desired material is suitable for tool use.

Step 2: Safety

Our most important safety callouts are highlighted in yellow throughout this course.

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