Wood Jointer Basics for Beginners

Wood Jointer Basics for Beginners

Leah demonstrates how to transform rough wood into finished wood that can be used for wood project. She gives step-by-step instructions on how to use a jointer to start the process!

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  1. Naudi K on May 30, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Great video Leah!! You are a great teacher! Meegwitch! mean thank you in our language ! like Me Gwitch

  2. Rico-outdoors on May 30, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Excellent video!! Thanks

  3. JMP.AK on May 30, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    I really like the way she explained it. Great job!

  4. Tobias McGriff on May 30, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    I literally have no questions after watching this. You are an EXCELLENT instructor. Subscribed!

  5. Kris Simmons on May 30, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Really great video, Leah! Keep it up. You are so helpful.

  6. Frank D on May 30, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    That was the BEST video I’ve seen on explaining the jointer. Thank you! I’ve subscribed.

  7. Robert Garitano on May 30, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Also, what you just said is every piece of wood starts in the jointer and it only needs to be passed through one edge and one face, than to table saw to square up and than to planer to fix the other face?

  8. SgtBrewdawg on May 30, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Another great video! 👍

  9. Kyle Allen on May 30, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    So wait….you did one face and one edge ..why couldn’t you just flip them over and do the other face and the other edge? But instead ran it through table saw for the other edge????

  10. Phil on May 30, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Hey Leah. Great video, as always. You mention working "with the grain" of the wood. Perhaps a short video on how to read the wood grain would be very helpful for someone just getting into woodworking. Just a thought for a video, as having the ability to properly read the grain is very important in using most woodworking tools regardless if it is a hand tool or power tool. Whatcha think?

  11. Ron Stickle on May 30, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    thank you Leah i have two jointers one is the same you used and one a big iron delta. I learned some new tips today!

  12. Eric Chaverria on May 30, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    What a great vid and demonstration. You are gifted at explaining in a a way that is easy to understand

  13. Conner Homestead on May 30, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    You mention that this can be done without a table saw and planer? What are other methods? Also, can you add videos showing handheld planer? Still building my power tools and would love to gain experience with the smaller less expensive tools. Thanks!

  14. Robert Garitano on May 30, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    I just bought this also with a Dewalt Dw35 planer. One question I have is what is the blade stop for? And also when you adjust your depth of cut, the table on the in-feed will be that much lower than the table on the outfeed, right?

  15. Ignacio on May 30, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    I was curious, why not finish the other 2 sides with the jointer?

  16. Beyond Surreal on May 30, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Can you use a jointer on all sides if you only have that and no table saw or thicknesser ?

  17. J Stlriverman on May 30, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Is there any risk to running your edges through a jointer a second time? I ask this because I ran my pieces through the jointer two or three times already (i.e. face jointed then edge jointed). Afterwards I ran them through my thickness planer and ended up with ripping the last edge at my table saw. When I laid out the boards for a dry fit (i.e. I’m laminating them to make a table top) I noticed that a few of the boards had what appears to be a "not" flat surface. There were noticable gaps between a couple of the boards when I did a dry fit. I’m thinking of edge jointing a few of them a couple more times to flatten out the edges. I have a little wiggle room as it relates to width of the boards. Am I on the right track? Thanks for your consideration and ??reply. I am somewhat of a newbie, but perhaps not a total "novice". I wish I could include a picture of what I’m building but I don’t think that’s possible.

  18. Becky's Texas Wood Shop on May 30, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Thank you so very much Leah. I don’t have a jointer yet but I do have a thickness planer which I just got. The planer will be the next thing. I do appreciate all the tips because since I don’t have one it’s good to see how and what they do and how to set them. As always I’m thankful for all you have taught me.

  19. Mr V on May 30, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Excellent explanation. Thank you.

  20. Sergio Garcia on May 30, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Following 🙌
    Two thumbs up
    Here Jun 17 2021

  21. Archangel52 Archangel52 on May 30, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Always a pleasure to watch your videos !!!

  22. wmstewart66 on May 30, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Leah, you rock.

  23. Ted Finkenauer on May 30, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Excellent explanation as usual. Thanks

  24. Karl Davis on May 30, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    It’s nice to listen to a video where the teacher actually has a broadcast quality voice to disseminate the instruction. Hope you do more video work! Simple but thorough. Blessings Leah!

  25. Jarod Johnson on May 30, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    I just bought a jointer yesterday, and I’m struggling with the edge jointing. I couldn’t get the edge completely flat, and after a while I realized I had cut off an inch or so from the front end, but hadn’t touched the far end. Is there a trick to starting out so the board is roughly parallel and I don’t end up with a giant triangle?

  26. W.D. Callahan on May 30, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Why do you have to go to the table saw? Why not do the other edge on the jointer?

  27. Juliet Henderson on May 30, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Leah, thank you so much for all you do! As a female woodworker, I just love how you demonstrate that has women can be experts in the field. In addition, your videos are so informative and the information is presented clearly. You have a brilliant talent for teaching.

  28. TJ on May 30, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Thanks for the great info!!!

  29. Daniel Holguin on May 30, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Thank you for another great video. I also enjoy how thorough you are in them. I’m a subscriber since I saw your first video, again, thank you.

  30. Maxid1 on May 30, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    With the jointer and the planer you also want to avoid running previously sanded wood through them. It really dulls the knives. And a metal detector is worth the cost to check all self harvested wood.

  31. Tool Vintage on May 30, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Great info on the jointer. The hammer in the background on the wall looks like a hammer my father-in-law Bob Hart use to manufacture at Hart Tool.

  32. Carbonite Gamorrean on May 30, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    my brain cant wrap around why ya cant use it for all 4 sides

  33. freckspecks on May 30, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Hi Leah,

    As always, I learned so much. You’re such a wonderful teacher. So appreciate you and all of your valuable lessons.

    ~Amanda K.

  34. RADIN SYAH on May 30, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    What about pressure direction and points? Like on the outfeed? And when do we know that the stock is already straighten?

  35. Some Who Call Me Timbo on May 30, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    Thanks for the demonstration. I just got me a jointer and I leveled the blades any everything. Wondering though, my first try my board came out shaping like a bow. I think maybe I’m moving pressure wrong wen pushing it through. I guess you start with a bit of pressure on the infeed then move to the outfeed?

  36. Elaine D on May 30, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    Ms. Leah, I am falling behind on your videos, I’m aghast! Once more great explanation! In the future you will be giving directions on reading grain direction, rift sawn, quarter sawn, cathedral etc…Unless you’ve already accomplished that.

  37. Mohammed on May 30, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Hi Leah. I have question. Yesterday I bought my self the same jointer you are using. Is that normal when you feed the wood you feel will fly off the from your hands and you have to fight it. I was using hard wood. African Padauk. Thank you

  38. Larry Foster on May 30, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Always great teaching.
    Thank you

  39. mdace15 on May 30, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    I have a question… is there a reason you can’t flip the wood over and use the jointer on the other side and to do the other edge?

  40. H Brown on May 30, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Hi Leah. If I don’t have a planer, is it bad to run the piece over the jointer on both sides?

  41. joseph crivello on May 30, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Check out her other videos. She is an excellent presenter. Her instructions are clear and easy to follow. Keep up the great work!

  42. Justin Revard on May 30, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Thank you Leah

  43. Heather Marryann DIY on May 30, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Fantastic informative clear instructional videos broken down and clearly explaining every step! Thank you so much.

  44. John Doe on May 30, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Leah when running the edge through the table saw do you set the cut to be the same as the jointer? or it doesnt matter

  45. CanVet-811 on May 30, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Thank you seejanedrill, am a retire vet and I just love wood working but am a newbee, I have no experience and your videos is like taking a class with a professionnal, keep those video coming I have lots time and projets coming

  46. Frank Sulka on May 30, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    This was so helpful to me. I’ve been wanting a jointer and you’ve convinced me why the investment is a good one. Subscribed. Keep up the awesome video content, Leah.

  47. Kyle Allen on May 30, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    leah I hope you see this. I’m so thankful for this video and all your videos. You explain things so simply and it helps so much. Most of us our beginners and these help big time. I always type in woodworking for beginners and I swear the stuff they say / teach isn’t for beginners so I feel like I never get anywhere!, Your videos are perfect!* Thanks!

  48. AsiaticBW on May 30, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Leah, you have a Beautiful smile. Thank you for sharing so much knowledge. Peace be onto you and good health.

  49. ChrisJChaney on May 30, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    I subscribe for the content but I I do enjoy listening to your voice and cadence. I would watch your video if you did nothing but explain how to organize my sock drawer or how paint dries. You have a kind and gentle spirit. Love your kitchen btw.

  50. Koakoa Ivory on May 30, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    I’m a beginner and I love the way yoh explain things… Thank you