Jointing a Single Board

To joint a single board: Set the board on the bench so that one end is placed at eye level and sight down the edge. Mark the high spots or peaks with a pencil. Next, secure the board in the vise and plane off the pencil markings. Repeat this procedure until you have what you consider is a fairly true edge. When you have cleared the obvious peaks, secure the board in the vise and use the jointer plane to plane the edge. If you work at it slowly and carefully, the jointer plane will ride very nicely on the remaining peaks so that you only skim awav the remaining high spots. Finally, test the edge with straight edge and square.

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