Straight, flat stock is the foundation of any well-made workpiece. That's why the jointer is such a critical piece of machinery for the shop. But in addition to milling cupped, bowed, or twisted stock to be flat, straight, and square, J. Speetjens also uses the jointer to taper legs, fit doors, and cut long chamfers, bevels, and roundovers. In this article, he covers the fundamentals of safe, effective jointer operation and then gives tips on how to get even more from this pivotal machine.

From Fine Woodworking #186