Hello helpful woodworkers. I seem to be confusing a few posters so
I'll try to reclarify the board directions. Before I do, let me state
I am not trying to square four sides of a board on a jointer alone. I
realized how difficult that was when I first bought the machine and
fixed the issue by purchasing a decent planer. Also, I have nothing
against gagetry (particularly gauges). I am quite a supporter of
guages for setting machines better than fingers or eyes can.
OK, that said, I'd listed sides A (top), B (right), C (bottom), D
(left), E (front), F (back). I did not list their relationship to the
joiner clearly enough. The board would be fed E (front) from infeed
table to outfeed table with A (top of board) facing up. Side B (the
right side as looking down the planer tables from infeed to outfeed
table) would face the fence and side D (the side of the board opposite
the fence) would face me.
On each successive pass over the joiner Side C gets closer and closer
to side A on the D side but not on the B side. That is, the board acts
as if the fence is angled toward me but the fence is set with a 123
block at 90degrees. Thus in the 2"x4"x4' board demonstration, let's
imagine the board is perfectly square with the length (E to F) being
4', the depth of the board (A to C) being 2" and the width of the board
(B to D) being 4". For simplicity sake, let's say I take 1" off the
board. With my current set up, after I pass the board through the
jointer . E to F (lenght of board) is still = 4', B to D (width) is
still 4", but Side D is now 1" and Side B = 2".
Someone suggested it might be the blade setting but I wanted to know if
it was the blade, tables, table (in or out), or operator. The fence
and tables are set to 90 as measured by a 123 block. I do not know
that the tables are coplanar to eachother.
Again, sorry if this has frustrated anyone and thank you for your help.