Jointing Boards for Dead-Flat Panel Glue-Ups
Even if your jointer fence is out of square, this simple tip will ensure perfect edge joints
The jointer is the perfect tool for dressing the edges of boards ahead of a panel glue-up. Trouble is—if your jointer’s fence isn’t set perfectly square, you could end up with a gappy joint, or a panel that’s slightly cupped.
Fortunately, there’s a simple trick that will ensure dead-flat glue-ups every time—even if your jointer’s fence is slightly askew. In this short video, Fine Woodworking’s Michael Pekovich demonstrates an easy technique that cancels out any of the accidental beveling on panel edges that would normally lead to a disastrous glue-up. If you mill your own lumber, this is a technique you need to know.