I got some wood jointed with my router table and shim... sort of. After
alot of trial and error adjusting the one piece fence on my Ryobi
table, I jointed two re oak boards about15 inches long and 2.5 inches
wide. When I held the two boards togther and helt it up to the outside
light while I was in a darker room, I could see light between them so I
thought I had failed. But when I clamped them togther with clamps to
see if that made a difference, they were perfect. (Or appeared that
Should I have been able to se elight this way between the board and if
I have to joint more than 2 boards to form a bigger pannel will this
still work or will adding additional boards make the joint fit worse?
Also, my fnce is about 2 feet long, one foot infeed side and one foot
outfeed. Will I be able to successfully joint boards about 40 inches
long with my set up if I am careful? I need to joint some wood to
create a 13.5 inch wide pannel for a bookcase top.
Speaking of that, is there a rule of thumb to go by when glueing boards
together to form a bigger pannel? I mean, if i need a 14 inch wide
pannel, is it better to have two 7 inch wide boards jointed together or
seven 2 inch wide boards togther?