Jointer Class


4 Lessons

55 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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Class Author:p9shopstaff

We are a multidisciplinary team of innovators, fabricators and industry leaders who partner with our shop users to facilitate their diverse projects in a collaborative and supportive learning environment using state-of-the-art machines and technologies. With backgrounds in architecture, engineering, fabrication, furniture making, art, design, and exhibit development, we’re passionate about educating and empowering our local and online communities with our extensive Machine Training Curriculum and technical expertise.


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.

Lesson 2: Controlling the Jointer

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

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.

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.

Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!