Thickolson: The Big Rip and Flattening

For a while, I’ve been mulling over how to take the 12/4 14″ poplar board and get it down to the 11 1/2″ board I need for the top. My initial plan had been to do the rip on my table saw with a rip blade. Poplar is pretty soft and with a good ripper, […]


Paper Joints

So I’m reading in Wearing’s Essential Woodworker and happen across a mention of attaching a scrap block to a board with a paper joint to prevent spelching when planing end grain. I’d never heard of this joint, but found a good explanation. You just stick a piece of porus paper into the joint, allowing it […]

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