Table Saw Jointing WITHOUT A JIG! – How To Joint Wood Without A Jointer

Table Saw Jointing WITHOUT A JIG! – How To Joint Wood Without A Jointer

This is just one of many ways to edge joint without a jointer, but it’s a pretty quick working solution and one that isn’t seen too often.

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  1. I follow Jesus on June 18, 2023 at 1:21 pm

    Wow! I make a bunch of tables and was thinking about dropping $$$ on a jointer. Thank you, I can now get something else for the shop. God bless

  2. Pawan Kumar on June 18, 2023 at 1:22 pm


  3. Halal Meat Shop on June 18, 2023 at 1:22 pm

    You did not show the procedure for the most difficult part at 0:43. How did you adjust the fence EXACTLY to the thickness of the blade?
    If you take off even slightly more or less, this trick wouldn’t work at all.

  4. Abbey Coe on June 18, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    Thanks 🙏 you’re awesome I have several cuts of plywood that I have needed to fix for a long time that I messed up back when I first started woodworking thank you thank you

  5. shayne sabala on June 18, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    That’s freaking brilliant. I have a small joiner but working with longer boards is a pain and half the time I don’t get good results.

  6. Mr. Campbell Soup on June 18, 2023 at 1:24 pm

    Can’t believe I just found this. Mind blown! Thank you!!!

  7. lowkey on June 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    he said he wasn’t going to make a jig, but then he made a jig 😉

  8. Phillip B on June 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Thank you. I followed your instructions and it worked perfectly. I learned something today! 😉

  9. Greg Chadwick on June 18, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    Never would have thought of that – absolutely brilliant. 👍Thanks for this.

  10. G Money on June 18, 2023 at 1:28 pm


  11. Tyler Smith on June 18, 2023 at 1:31 pm


  12. E A on June 18, 2023 at 1:35 pm

    BEtter than other techniques =) so good, tankss

  13. Bruno Mathieu on June 18, 2023 at 1:35 pm

    Wow, that beats running your boards with a level! Gonna make me one of those for sure!

  14. Rob Schock on June 18, 2023 at 1:35 pm

    Just tried this on a couple of old bench oak boards that were severely warped. I can glue them together as tight as any jointer could make them. Brilliant!

  15. ColumbiaSCRealEstate on June 18, 2023 at 1:36 pm

    You share the most simple solutions to often seemingly difficult situations and show us how it can be done. Bravo and Thanks!!!

  16. Drew K on June 18, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    Dude, long-time viewer first-time caller. I finally tried this today while rushing to fix my daughter’s doll bed. Fast, easy, and accurate. Love your content, thanks heaps.

  17. biggus bestus on June 18, 2023 at 1:41 pm


  18. Carl McLelland on June 18, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    WHOA! I didn’t see that coming!! Why haven’t I – after 50 plus years of turning lumber into sawdust ever think of that?!

  19. B M on June 18, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    Unless I’m overthinking it, this will work only on short boards. Example from where blad starts to beginning of fence jig is say 25 inches. If the board you’re trying to joint is, say 48 inches and the bow is almost the entire length of the 48-inch board, then this method won’t work. The fence jig has to be able to span the entire bow in the board.

  20. Grant Oakes on June 18, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    You are DA MAN! Your ideas are so simple yet practical that they’re genius!

  21. Frank Rodriguez on June 18, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    Ok, so let me ask you. You know this stuff real well. Why do that, hat happens if you simply run the opposite edge that is not bowed or the one bowed, through the table saw only taking off very little. That gives u a straight edge on the cut side, flip the cut side to the fence and run through again. That always gives me straight edges… been doing it for years…. Have I been doing it wrong???

  22. Floyd Rodriguez on June 18, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    I was trying to get a straight edge from crooked boards and simply couldn’t do it, but after watching this guy, I was able to do my straight cuts. I enjoy YouTube and get so many ideas from it.

  23. cabguy5 on June 18, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    I just discovered you, after building furniture at the serious hobbyist level for about 30 yrs. Thanks for being articulate, SMART, and brief. I love that the ideas are simple, extremely useful, and useful at all levels of skill and experience. Keep em coming!

  24. Fransisco Alvarezinski on June 18, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    Nice, Very Nice.

  25. Russ Lickteig on June 18, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    Brilliant! Thanks for taking the time to share! Oh, and thanks for not making this a 20 minute video! Right to the point!

  26. Jeff Oldham on June 18, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    great tip,,first time i have seen this,,

  27. Dhundup TSERING III on June 18, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    Can this work with 2" x 12" lumber ?

  28. Eric Scher on June 18, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    This worked perfectly for me as I don’t have a jointer. With a new 60 tooth blade I was able to get my milled walnut for a desktop to near perfection! Thank you!

  29. Ethan Le on June 18, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    Very slick! Thanks for sharing.

  30. Allyn Hansen on June 18, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    I’ve looked at a million ways to straighten that edge but this one takes the cake!!!,……At last!,…..I can do this!!!!
    Alpal Hansen
    new Zealand,…..( Burtland if you ride an Indian!! )😁😁

  31. Coppulor on June 18, 2023 at 1:58 pm

    for very long stock, does the jig need to be longer as well?

  32. George Grigorian on June 18, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    this was awesome! thanks for sharing this with us.

  33. David Wisniewski on June 18, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    This! 👆🏼

  34. Malcolm Mercer on June 18, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    One of the best woodworking hacks out there, thanks!

  35. GRB201110119 on June 18, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    There are three woodworking channels I visit regularly when I need tips and advice. Jody’s in always the first.

  36. Steve Bye on June 18, 2023 at 2:03 pm


  37. M-W-N-N on June 18, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    Genius, thanks a lot!

  38. Christopher DeAngelus on June 18, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    What an amazing tip. I literally just watched this, said "holy cow," went to my table saw, made one, and used it on some cherry boards with a slight curve to them. I did the up-board, down-board method to make a complementary joint angle, and passed each piece thru it twice. And it WORKED. Like, perfectly. Just amazing. The best part about this, compared to others, is you can joint boards longer than this piece of plywood.

  39. Rafael Moral on June 18, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Absolutly briliant, thanks for sharing mate.
    Greetings from Brazil 🇧🇷

  40. Justin Potter on June 18, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    This is great, thank you.

  41. Thaddeus Stevens on June 18, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    Okay, I got to admit this "one trick all jig-makers hate" is brilliant. I would say its even more effective than a jointer for sides.

  42. Rashad Momoh on June 18, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    Great video! Would this work for long live edge boards (7-8ft)? Thanks!

  43. William Staynes on June 18, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    Love this video! Out of interest, have you experimented with different tablesaw blades/number of teeth; if so, have you tended to find that the cleanness of the cut is improved by a greater number of teeth?

  44. Nathan1Sixteen on June 18, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    This is perfect! So glad I found it (thanks to Morleys video)! Gonna save me so much time from clamping/unclamping and moving around my Table Saw fence like I had to with the jig I’m currently using

  45. Cyril Norrie on June 18, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    That is a great, informative, no nonsense video using what most woodworkers have– a tablesaw! Thanks for sharing this handy, easy to setup tip! Keep up the great work!

  46. John Thumble on June 18, 2023 at 2:15 pm

    That is pure genius!

  47. sevoak on June 18, 2023 at 2:16 pm


  48. Grant on June 18, 2023 at 2:18 pm

    My crappy job site table has mo riving knife. Wonder how this will do

  49. Reinaldo Iturrino on June 18, 2023 at 2:19 pm


  50. Paul Hill on June 18, 2023 at 2:20 pm