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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:49 pm 
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ken cierp wrote:
"Do you think the router table idea will work as well as a jointer?"

Maybe -- but likely not, depends on design, vertical or horizontal? Ease of in/out fence adjustments, vibration control, etc.



On a router table with a straight cut bit.


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You would be making a shiity jointer, it may work OK but at times you may get a bit of tear out especially on figured wood. Take a note of the differences between a good jointer and a router table with a straight bit.

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John Parchem wrote:
You would be making a shiity jointer, it may work OK but at times you may get a bit of tear out especially on figured wood. Take a note of the differences between a good jointer and a router table with a straight bit.


Duly noted. Thanks!


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Today I made this thread moot. I purchased a Veritas Low Angle Jack Plane with the PM-V11 blade. NTD coming soon!


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If you join both of the board at the same time by holding them together they become book matched and the angle is the same even if the blade was a bit off from 90 degrees.
At least that's my experience. I haven't done guitar tops that way, but other things I have.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:30 am 
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John Parchem wrote:
You would be making a shiity joiner, it may work OK but at times you may get a bit of tear out especially on figured wood. Take a note of the differences between a good joiner and a router table with a straight bit.


This is as bit late and the OP has moved on but a thought occurred to me about using a router table for a joiner. To make it work at all the table would need a fence where the in feed could be 1/16" or so in from the outfeed side (like a joiner works). Otherwise toward the end of the route it would be very hard to keep the plate from tipping toward the out feed. If the in feed was inset the depth of the cut then the plate would be supported by both sides of the fence.

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