Edge Jointing With A Router Easier Than You Think
Edge jointing with a router easier than you think is article about Skill Building bookmarked by miguel with ID 13611523152 was uploaded on 03-03-2019 and has been viewed 163,739 times.
In this quick technique post - Edge Jointing With A Router - I wanted to explain how you can use a router with a simple straight bit, and a bushing for your router base, and get the same results you can get with a large edge jointer.
In addition to these tools, you'll also need a good board to use as a straight edge.1/2″ or 3/4″ thick works great here.I prefer using sheet material as it needs to be wide enough so once it's all clamped, you still have room for half your router base to ride on.
I'll be using some store-bought shelving material I had laying around, which still had a good factory edge on.Before starting, check that the straight edge is really straight.Use something like a long steel rule.
Why do we need to edge joint? Because when gluing up a panel, or anything that's getting glued edge to edge and needs to remain flat, the edge of the board needs to be perfectly flat, and square to the face.
Each board within the panel, on each side, should be this way.So we run our boards, ideally, thru an edge jointer to square it up and make it flat.This...