Then add in board "length" ... IME, even on some well set up machines, the
shorter the board the easier to induce taper, or in extremes, snipe.
You are dead on ... there are just too many variables/factors involved to be
using a jointer for anything else but it's intended function, which is not
'dimensioning" stock, but preparing it to be dimensioned.
... and that in a specific, precise and methodical manner/procedure.
Nope, not the blade. Is it the TS (most likely-have a look at my saw at
my website)? Is it the operator? Not sure, but I am not alone in this
How good is Nahmie's saw? He routinely does this as well.
Maybe. Not the slats though. The rails that join the slats.
I did however come up with a solution. As long as you cross cut both ends
of your rail using the same edge as your 90 reference against the fence, AND
you use the same reference edge in the slat joinery, taper will not have an
Let me know if this is not clear. I don't always explain things in the
most comprehensive manner. :)
I'm not trying to edge both edges with the jointer. I'm just trying to get
my one true edge so I can rip the other edge to parallel at the TS. I've
not had this problem before so I'm assuming an adjustment I made a few weeks
ago to eliminate snipe may have been too much of an "adjustment".
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