9 out of 10 woodworkers don't know this trick

9 out of 10 woodworkers don't know this trick

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Jointers are a great tool, but I don’t believe they’re necessary for all woodworkers. If you don’t have the room or maybe the budget for a jointer, here’s one way to get by without one.

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0:00 – Intro
00:45 – What’s a Jointer
01:25 – Planer Sled
06:16 – Straight Line Rip
07:33 – Outro

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  1. Stephen Jolley on August 4, 2023 at 4:10 pm

    If I see one more description that starts…"9 out of 10 woodworkers don’t know"….

  2. Sappho Designs on August 4, 2023 at 4:10 pm

    Great video..this is awesome if you mill lumbar occasionally..if you needed to mill it everyday then a jointer is GOLD.

  3. davearonow on August 4, 2023 at 4:10 pm

    I would argue that 9 out of 10 woodworkers DO know this "trick" though.

  4. Bambusbjörn on August 4, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    i constructed a big router table with linear rails and an multifunctional MDF plate as base to level my slabs … and as long as the width does not exceed 20cm i can clamp it on my table with 90 degree angle and use it as an jointer … its an 2.5 in 1 tool: jointer and planer for small and pretty big slabs

  5. John Shipps on August 4, 2023 at 4:15 pm

    Question: once you’ve planed it and then are taking it to the sled for the first edge cut on the table saw (the part that wasn’t recorded), how do you make sure you’re not accidentally cutting a mild taper down the side? Don’t you somehow have to make you’re cut 90 degrees to one of the ends?

  6. Crystal Rabbon on August 4, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    My Wahuda jointer is great. I use it all the time.

  7. Harry Hagelund on August 4, 2023 at 4:20 pm

    Sweet job, do you have a jig build video by chance?

  8. bloop68 on August 4, 2023 at 4:21 pm

    Hey uoung man Great Idea gor us weekend Wooders😊 if there’s a will there’s away 😊

  9. Andy Ghelerter on August 4, 2023 at 4:22 pm

    Hadn’t really seen another video where the face jointing and edge jointing jig is the same, really like this setup, great job! Going to make my own, with your experience with this one, any tips on an optimal size for the jig?

  10. Michael Lovetere on August 4, 2023 at 4:22 pm

    nice set up for longer and wider boards than I can fit on my 6 inch wide 36 inch long jointer.. It has it’s place for smaller work, but your set up also has it’s place.. I like the idea that it can be used solely for cutting boards parallel on the tablesaw…As for running through the planer, I would put the stop on the front instead of the rear like your set up. As for truing up edges on the tablesaw, The stop is beneficial for use in the back of the board as the blade exerts pressure towards the operator. Have to give you a thumbs up for sure.

  11. Edward Newell on August 4, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    Good instruction, but I’m pretty sure 9/10 woodworkers know it!

  12. Jeff Olson on August 4, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    Great Video. Just bought a planer, so extremely helpful in getting the best results possible with minimal waste.

  13. Jeff Hildreth on August 4, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    Self appointed wood working guru James Krenov said that if he could only have 2 wood working machines they would be:

    Band saw

  14. Swapnil Bhartiya on August 4, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    i agree jointer is the least useful tool.

  15. Robert Butler on August 4, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    That is no trick at all people were doing this before you were born!!

  16. Mark Japan on August 4, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    i knew that when i was 12.

  17. R Cort on August 4, 2023 at 4:30 pm

    A nice thing about this method is not only a way to use a planer as a jointer, but the jointed surface is as parallel to the other side of the board as can be. If you were to flatten it with a jointer, it may wind up at more of an angle to the other side. Also, lumber with excessive bend, bow or twist could be almost impossible to flatten using a jointer, where this method can handle that situation.

  18. David Young on August 4, 2023 at 4:31 pm

    9 out of 10 of the people you are talking about are not of the 2 out of 100 woodworkers out there. because I don’t know of a single "WOOSWORKER" that don’t know this so called trick

  19. Ed Hempstead on August 4, 2023 at 4:31 pm

    How much do you remove with each pass with the planer 1/32?

  20. Jeff Hildreth on August 4, 2023 at 4:34 pm

    Are you sure it’s not 8.759 out of 10?

  21. XxStratAttackxX on August 4, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    Can it be done this way? Sure. Huge waste of time though which equals wasted money. Get a wen jointer with the spiral head for 400 and it will pay itself off almost immediately.

  22. Allen Hess on August 4, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    Great narrative as well as clearly demonstrating your subject. Greetings from Maine.

  23. DavesNotHere on August 4, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    I bought a Craftsman jointer and used it a LOT till the knives dulled. While getting new knives, I started using other methods and now hardly use the jointer at all… Hardly used the planer much now that I have a drum sander. Takes a little longer, but isn’t nearly as loud and is more precise.

  24. Michael Key on August 4, 2023 at 4:37 pm

    The video, tips and explanations were great. The one issue I see and maybe it was just a camera angle thing but when you cut the second straight edge on the board your left hand got really close to that blade. That’s a horrible practice to get into as a small slip and your hand/finger would be gone in an instant.

  25. Aaron Spivey on August 4, 2023 at 4:38 pm

    What’s the metal roller thing called?

  26. BX B on August 4, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    Start with a Powermatic 12 inch jointer with the helical head. Anything else is a waste of time and wood.

  27. Jon Larsen on August 4, 2023 at 4:44 pm

    Very true for the sake of squaring up the two sides. When it comes down to a seamless panel glue up let me know how much extra time you had to spend flattening those edges.

  28. Ryan Bingham on August 4, 2023 at 4:46 pm

    I saw a good video using an 8 foot level for the thin side on the table saw. You just need to make sure the cupped side is towards the fence with the level.

  29. David Kulback on August 4, 2023 at 4:46 pm

    Here’s something you can put with this excellent instruction: With most table saws, even ripping a straight line using that guide, your straight edge will still have saw marks and burns. For a clean, glass-smooth edge all you have to do is run your board past the sawblade one more time. Set the cut so that your blade is taking off just a bit of that edge, about half the width of the sawblade. With no lateral resistance to the cut, you are just shaving off about 1/16th inch of the board’s edge with no resistance. I ran my shop for 10 years using the techniques you show in this video, along with my half-kerf trimming. Never owned a jointer. Try it.

  30. Trent Richards on August 4, 2023 at 4:46 pm

    At 8 minutes there is a clear bow in the board with a gap in the middle. Did that movement happen after you had flattened it, or did it need more passes through the planer?

  31. white fox on August 4, 2023 at 4:49 pm

    I don’t understand how you can say that you can flex a 2" board on a planer and it would plane out even
    If you want to plane an uneven board on a jointer you need to know how to push and where to push on tha board to get it straight
    On that thin chip board you using all you have to do is make sure your board dont rock when you push it through the thicknesser and it will remove the high spots

  32. Rick Reed on August 4, 2023 at 4:49 pm

    Show of hands, did you know this "trick" already?

  33. Everyday Builds on August 4, 2023 at 4:49 pm

    What do you think of this method vs using a jointer?

  34. Dan on August 4, 2023 at 4:52 pm

    Holy frig kid…..I’m 60, anyone under 40 is a kid lol. I’m a master plumber, reason I say that is this ol cat has a pile of plumbing tricks I’ve learnt and I love to learn new things. What a simple yet brilliant idea. I have a bunch of rough exotic wood not quite right like what yiu had and I have tons of those shims as we use them to shim toilets. Thanks for share buddy. Much appreciated.

  35. David Adams on August 4, 2023 at 4:53 pm

    I normally don’t pay attention to this type of videos. This is one of the best and most appropriate wood working videos I’ve seen. Good job!

  36. joe fran on August 4, 2023 at 4:55 pm


  37. John DeFalco on August 4, 2023 at 4:55 pm

    Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing.

  38. RexSeven on August 4, 2023 at 4:55 pm

    If you do use particle board for the sled, I would recommend lighter passes. It can compress some and depending on how "wavy" the board you start with is, it’s easy to accidentally have a thick area that really causes your sled to compress. Leaves your board not as flat as you hope. It’s pretty important to take light passes anyway, but it makes it more important.

  39. Higgs Merino on August 4, 2023 at 4:57 pm

    Dude, take the kid’s hat off during your vid. You will be taken as a serious adult. Just sayin.

  40. Ben Ball on August 4, 2023 at 4:59 pm

    What is the shape of the grooves in the Straight Line Rip Jig into which you slide the clamps so that the clamps hold the board to the Jig?

  41. Troy Bush on August 4, 2023 at 5:01 pm

    I LOVE my jointer; it is NOT a regret. It makes very clean and perfectly square edges after cutting with my table saw.

  42. Just Retired on August 4, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    I have the same system as you and I love it. Probably the best unit I have had. I have a huge amount of old mahogany from a 100 years old house and it works great, makes the wood look beautiful again.

  43. timber4aussies on August 4, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    Very clearly explained and demonstrated. Thank you. Now I am a subscriber.

  44. T wagner on August 4, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    It is a way to save money but it doesn’t work in a cabinet shop. It also will not work unless the bench is absolutely flat with no twist ect. The planer tables have to be long and expensive for perfection since sagging is a possibility.

  45. Ruben Medina on August 4, 2023 at 5:03 pm

    I can see nice instructed video for beginners like me so. Tanks and thumbs up 👍🏽 great .

  46. leebo95 on August 4, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    good video bro.. nice job

  47. Seamus cashin on August 4, 2023 at 5:06 pm

    well done you you made it very simple to understand i would use this for high value wood only

  48. wooley1963 on August 4, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    9 out of 10 woodworkers are sensible enough to know remove table saw guard loses you fingers, please dont endorse this stupid practice to others

  49. James Roy on August 4, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    I have worked for many years without a jointer. I am a industrial clockmaker of 25 years. But I found that the jointer I finally did buy saved a massive amount of time in trying to get lumber trued up. I bought a $200 jointer from china the money was one of the best investments I made. I still use it today more than 10 years later. The method in the video is good if a jointer is not possible. I saved the $200 in a very short period of time with the jointer. I really didn’t have room for it but the time savings was a big factor.

  50. John on August 4, 2023 at 5:08 pm

    good lesson