Ok I am looking to getting into woodwoorking, cruently pricing jointers.
planers, and table saws (there is a mill right down the road that I can get
mixed HW 1x6 9ft long for a buck a board) and I was just wondering if there
is a tool out there I should be looking into that makes like a tougn and
grove egdes to wood for you can join them together, or how you would go
about joing boards together to make like a table that wont have gaps.
On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 23:07:13 -0600, "Deborah Kelly"
No need for T&G, just properly jointed boards, edges glued to each
other. I suggest you get yourself a good book or maybe take a course.
and click on reference books on the frame on the left. A favourite
here is Tage Frid's series.
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You should be able to find about a zillion T&G planes up there in
Maine for very reasonable prices. That's assuming that you don't
like tailed tools. Otherwise a router is the first thing that
comes to mind. OTOH, a rubbed joint should do what you want, and
that can be done with a jointer, a jointer plane, or a router.
There are lots of ways to skin this cat, how much do you like
noise is the starting point.
Dave in Fairfax
As a newby you are asking the wrong question by
focusing on tongue and groove. That type of joint
wastes too much wood, just a straight cut with
biscuits to help alignment or 1/4" grooves is both
boards with a 1/4" plywood slip saves wood and
helps alignment. There are other ways also to
You can get straight edges with a table saw or a
jointer (a table saw is easier). If the boards
are not warped you don't need a jointer, but you
will likely need a planer and it will certainly help.
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