Wednesday Woodworking – the Jointer

This weekend I set up my new jointer.  This tool is used to flatten a surface and can be used to square up stock.  Used in combination with a planner it mills rough wood flat, true, and square.  I purchases a six-inch wide bench top jointer:

The new jointer on the table saw. Now to find a bench for it to live on.

This model is a bit of a risk.  I’ve not used this brand before and normally I like to use the heavier eight-inch floor stand models that have thinker and beefier cast iron tables.  Due to space and budget this is what will fit into my shop. I won’t be making heavy use of it and most things I’ll mill will be small, so I am hoping this works out.  This the first Rikon brand tool I’ve bought, which is a bit of an unknown, but the on-line reviews were good.

My test cuts went well, so it’s onward to more sawdust creation.

If you need me – I’ll be in the shop clean off a bench.

Andrew

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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22 Responses to Wednesday Woodworking – the Jointer

  1. I bought a Powertec jointer about a year ago. It is most likely similar to the Rikon you purchased and has worked very well for me so far. I have not used it daily, but I have used it pretty much weekly and really like it. Good luck with your jointer, once you get one you do not know how you lived without one.

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  2. Ah, the joys of making sawdust. All that big expensive equipment is really just to line some rabbit hutch.

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  3. Uh-oh. We don’t have a jointer. I probably don’t want to know how wonderfully your new one works… 😉

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  4. pommepal says:

    Always new tools (toys!!!) for your hobby. As I am finding in Jack n James’s new man cave always something new popping up, and most of these things are VERY noisy….

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  5. Debra says:

    New equipment inspires more projects! Eager to see your next inspiration!

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  6. CJ Hartwell says:

    A jointer? Sounds like something you’d find in Portland. 😉

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  7. I have this image of a crowded garage with tons of woodworking equipment. Could you share a photo of your woodworking shot with arrows and notes about what’s what? My disorganized brain needs help!

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    • crowded yes, sadly with a lot of junk. When I get the new tools settled into place and more of the junk out I’ll do some kind of shop tour. and my disorganized shop needs help…

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  8. I’m not familiar with that brand, either, Andrew but if it does what you want to do with it, and you stay within it’s limitations, you should be fine. I look forward to seeing the results from your planer & jointer combo.
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