Jointer safety question

I need to trim a slight bevel into the face of a 6/4x4x12 hunk of hard mapl e. I'm using the board for a face for the tail vise of the new bench. As it turns out, the movable jaw is a tad askew resulting in a nearly 1/4 inch gap at the top when fully closed.
My thought is to glue a 1/4x1/4 inch strip across the length of the piece a long the edge of the face and then run this through the jointer until the s trip disappears. Would you consider this a safe operation?
Larry
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Gramp's shop wrote:

As always, use a hold down block, otherwise it seems safe. Do a dry run with another piece of wood to test the theory. Sounds to me like the strip would disappear faster than the other edge, but I have never tried it. It works on a planer with the strip side down, and I have used that--but it sounds like the board is too short to safely run through a planer.
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I've run short pieces throught through the jointer, definitely with a proper push stick. Make thin cuts and make sure the blades are sharp.
A hand plane would be ideal for this task, if you feel unsure about using the power tool.
Sonny
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On Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:52:53 AM UTC-5, Sonny wrote:

This is one of those occasions when I wished I had already taken the time to improve my proficiency with the plane. It's on my list.
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"Gramp's shop" wrote in message

That's an oddity. Ordinarily the movable jaw leans inward at the top toward the bench, so that when you tighten it the racking force will straighten it up closer to square. I'd worry that you've got a bad casting. You might consider returning it for another.
Tom
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Thanks, Tom, but this was a CL "find".
On Wednesday, July 17, 2013 12:19:48 PM UTC-5, Tom Dacon wrote:

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On 7/17/2013 9:36 AM, Gramp's shop wrote:

Do more than 1/4... that way it closes, and the more pressure you apply the more the top will grip until the bottom catches up. That's what I did to my faces.
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