been looking at jointers and it looks like you canmiter cut on some.
(Bevel 45 dgress). Could I use that feature to miter 4 pieces of wood
to form posts like I was talking about for a bed?
Barry wrote: Archives are a valuable part of this group.
I sincerely agree. I don't understand the "x-no-archive: yes" mindset.
Maybe "stryped" would care to tell us why he doesn't want his queries
to have a life? Tom
I already accused him of trolling.
stryped, we're trying to be helpful, not rude. But you really have to
stop this. This group exists to help people and exchange ideas, but
you're really asking every little question about every little minute
detail, even the obvious stuff. I'm just waiting for the detailed
questions about power switches and which way is on or off. I already
pointed you to a killer deal on a 6" jointer from amazon. Just buy it
and start playing around. You'll figure out most of this stuff the
first time you try to make something. A lot of people have given you a
lot of good advice. People suggested starting with a smaller project
and reading up on the subject. You really should do this before
comming here. If you've looked around everywhere and can't find the
answer, then post it here. Hell, post if you just want to talk about
our favorite subject and have the social interaction. But so far
you've been looking for, essentially, a brain dump of everyone here.
You're going to have to get experience with this sooner or later, and
part of that means taking a risk and buying machinery that may not work
out as good as you hope. For machines, everyone here has some winners
and some losers. All you can do is post here (or search the archives)
asking about specific machines and the reputations of various online or
brick and mortar stores. So just go out and do it. Make a small table
or step stool or a birdhouse or something and learn from your mistakes,
just like the rest of us.
I don't know what the OP's intentions are or if he's a troll or not,
but I will offer an observation...
I've noticed that some folks suffer from a notion that all their ducks
need to be lined up before they start shooting. In other words, when
proceeding into uncharted territory, rather than diving in with both
feet and learning as they go, they try to proceed cautiously...
sometimes TOO cautiously. Rather than deal with obstacles and problems
as they come up, they attempt to figure everything out before hand.
Granted, sometimes this can be a wise procedure... but understand that
it can also be somewhat crippling and that REAL proficiency comes from
the trenches... not the sidelines.
I'm guilty of that tendency myself from time to time. Sometimes you
have to just push forward and have faith that you'll figure things out
as you go. It's also helpful to accept that you may very well make a
mess of things your first time out... but know that the second, third
and fourth time will go a little better.
So, to the OP, if you are for real, just dive in with both feet the
best you can and have faith that you'll figure it out.
I am just trying to get as much info as possible. especially before
potentially making a purchase such as a planer/jointer.
I have bought three large woodworkign books and read them almost every
night. I also have done a small project. I built a small shadow box for
my son's matchbox cars. It turned out ok but when I dado'd the spots
for the shelf inserts, they were not perfectly aligned so I need to go
back and fix them somehow because the shelves are crooked.
Yes, what you're talking about would work, but it's a lot faster to do
this on a table saw.
A hollow post will work okay, but if you want it to be more rugged,
consider laminating 4 boards 3" wide x 3/4" thick to make a 3" x 3"
post. If you glue and clamp them right, the seems will never show.
Keep in mind that for a 3" post, the amount of wood you start with is
the same in both cases, you just end up trimming a lot off for the
hollow/mitered corner version.
NO! The joiner will cut nice 45's and that is fine. The joiner cannot
however deliver a consistent finished width board. Basically it is equally
important when forming a square by mating 8, 45 degree angles that the
parallel sides be EXACTLY the same length. A jointer will not and is not
intended to do this.
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