Jointer Class


4 Lessons

143 Enrolled


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The jointer is an advanced woodworking tool that flattens the faces of wood stock, and creates squared edges. When used together with the planer, the jointer can covert rough lumber into dimensioned boards. These lessons cover the operation of the Martin Surface Planer T54 in the Pier 9 Workshop, but this information is applicable to most wood jointers.

This class is a part of a greater course series covering Advanced Wood Shop safety and basic use. These classes will prepare you for any fine woodworking project and give you the skills to dimension all solid wood stock.

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Getting Started With the Jointer

Lesson 1: Getting Started With the Jointer

The jointer smooths, squares, and flattens rough-sawn lumber. This lesson goes over the anatomy of the jointer, as well as basic safety and best practices.

Getting Started With the Jointer

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Controlling the Jointer

Lesson 2: Controlling the Jointer

Use the jointer together with the planer to create smooth, flat boards.

Controlling the Jointer

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Using the Guard and Fence

Lesson 3: Using the Guard and Fence

You'll learn how to adjust the fence, guard, and sled. These features help cover the jointer's knives while moving wood over the table.

Using the Guard and Fence

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Operating the Jointer

Lesson 4: Operating the Jointer

How to run the machine and a few more tips and tricks to get you the best results on the jointer. This lesson also includes a free PDF download of this class to use in your shop.

Operating the Jointer

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