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?
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.
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.
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.
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