Seriously........Why does one need a jointer??
I have made a beautiful desk, and other furniture that have stood up to over
20 years of my abuse. I always buy my rough lumber with one side cut
straight, and I take it home to plane, and then rip on my "General"
contractors table saw. I use old fashioned pipe clamps to hold my boards in
place while gluing. When I take the boards to a local saw shop for sanding
even,. they always comment on how straight and even they are ( and i don't
use any type of biscuits or doweling). I will purchase a jointer if u can
tell me what benefits there are in having one. I have wondered this for
quite some years, and am hoping someone can help me. Thanks in advance.
Roger J. Matye
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To make straight and flat, things that are not. There are other ways of
achieving the same result.
If you're happy with the results you're getting without it, then you don't
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I am sorry, I do not understand your question. Are you asking what the
purpose of a jointer is? I don't think so; I would imagine someone with
said 20 years of build well knows the purpose of a jointer. Are you
asking if it is right for you? How would we know? You haven't even
listed your needs?
Or are you being "clever" and criticizing those who do use a jointer?
What is the purpose of your challenge?
I think he's somewhere between wanting to be a provocateur
and seeking an enabler.
At least that's the way it read to me. He did a lousy job
with it either way.
UA100, who hasn't used his jointer in a year or so but
that's onna 'count of the motor is sitting on the floor...
Well, actually, it *is* a word in at least one language. It means "or" in
Spanish, if it comes before a word starting with the letter O. As in, "uno
In English, however, it is generally indicative of someone who's even more
whippersnapperier than I am; 20-somethings and teenies. It's these punk
new generation kiddies with their stupid online gaming who are changing the
shape of our language 4ever. I fear u and i are fighting a l00zin9 battl3,
and all these w0rdz are going to make it into the dictionary sooner, rather
than l8tr. Then we wont be able to win "that's not a word" arguments, and
these punks will dance on the grave of what used to be a respectable and
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Maybe before the Gutenberg Press ... but mass media and instant
communication are distorting that "reflection" with increasing speed since.
Makes you wonder what reflection the "eParenting" generation will cast.
If that is truly your attitude towards raising your children (and
if you do have children, I suspect that it's not), then you have
abrogated your responsibilities. Each generation has had
cause to blame things beyond their control.
Can I buy some of whatever it is you're taking?
Where/how the hell do you get that is "your attitude towards raising your
children" from my above reply??
Or is it "a reflection of the way you were raised" that would cause such a
convoluted, way-out-in-left-field interpretation?
Too much work to do thru the holidays...you can have
as much of it as you want :-)
Well, it sounded like the complaint you see all of the time
that the media is corrupting our youth. If they have been
instilled with decent values, that is not anywhere near as
likely to happen than if they weren't. YMMV. But if that's
not where you were going, I apologize.
If that is what you meant, I apologize also ... didn't look like it, but I
certainly agree with what you say above.
I've almost finished raising two ... if you ever do "finish" that job, that
is. A good example of the media's "influence" is the recent outcry about
Abercrombie & Fitch and their catalog aimed at the teen market a year or so
back. My youngest, 19 now, while she didn't fall for it, had lot's of
friends who did ... or parents who didn't care, or notice, or who ignored
That's not to say that I did not feel that I had to "refresh" her training a
bit on the matter, so we had a discussion about what I felt was "wrong" with
pitching sex to young teens in advertisements.
I also reinforced, at the time, that she could spend her own money where she
wished, but that _my_ money was not going to be spent supporting the type of
thinking and values that company portrayed in their advertisements ... and I
that I would be disappointed if she did not feel the same way.
As far as I know, she has never been back to A & F.
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