I'm not sure where this thread is going, but...
I'm no expert, but I can joint the boards for a table top quite well
and quite accurately with an old, wooden jointing plane and a shooting
board. It's no big deal...doesn't require years of skill, just a
little thought and planning.
In fact, I have a shooting board clamped to my workbench all the time
and often use it rather than walking over to the jointer.
That's not to say I don't use the jointer...I do. But edge jointing
with a plane allows me to make very fine adjustments that are
difficult with the jointer. And the quality of the jointed surface is
far, far better than the machine-jointed surface.
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