Anyone seen a jointer that has a fixed blade? What I'm thinking is
something like a jointer plane held upside down with a power feeder
that rams the board over it, creating a nice smooth shaving along the
length and width of the board. Have some strong featherboards pusing
from the top and the side, and then a piston type thingy or something
that feeds the board through.
Just a thought...
We had a brief discussion of them over on the OWWM. You can
search the archives there for that. Hitachi and Makita made
them. I did see one come across eBay a short time ago. It
didn't fetch what I would have expected (1).
(1) They aren't cheap. From memory I'm thinking a grand or
I seem to recall that there was also a knife sharpening accessory for
these things too. The machine mentioned in the Ebay ad doesn't have
that item listed with it. I'd imagine the quality of the edge of the
blade is vitally important. And speaking of knives for these, where
would one get some spares. I always keep spare knives around for my
planer and jointer.
But at ~$400, it'd be an o.k. deal IMO.
This might go the way of hardwoods -> tomatos...
I recall a story about the Spanish explorers who saw the local
people picking and boiling some kind of bush bean. They explained
to the Spaniards that the fresh beans had a horrible, bitter
taste until boiled three times in fresh water. No one's terribly
certain how it came about; but the Spaniards took up the practice
of boiling the beans, then discarding the beans and drinking the
Hm. My cup's empty.
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