How to straighten timber

In this video Jord from takes you through the whole process of milling your timber to be square, flat, and parallel using a jointer and thickness planer.

It’s a little longer than our normal videos. however there is a heap of information included – relevant for both beginners and experienced woodworkers.

In the video, Jordan will show you:

  • How to use your surfacer thicknesser safely
  • How to determine grain direction
  • Which direction should you be feeding your timber into your machine
  • How to deal with cupped and bowed timber
  • What does S4S means
  • Types of guarding available on machines
  • How to setup the minimax blade guard
  • How to change from surfacer to thicknesser.

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