What is Best Way to Join Wood Wider Than the Jointer??

Barry W

Co-Director of Outreach
Barry
Corporate Member
DQ
I realize this is not a problem unique to my situation. Therefore I am requesting opinions on the preferred way to do this. Here's what's happening . . . . . I have a cherry board that is 11" wide which needs to be 9" wide. My problem is that my jointer is an 8" machine. After cutting 2" off the board on the table saw how do I join the remaining 9" wide board? Thanks for all recommendations.
 

Mike Davis

Board of Directors, President
Mike
Corporate Member
DQ
You can use a sled in the planer. Use thin wedges to level the board on the sled.
 

chris_goris

Chris
Senior User
Run it across my 12" jointer? Or, Id probably rip it to 2, 5.5 wide boards and glue them up, it would probably be more stable that way anyhow.
 
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Barry W

Co-Director of Outreach
Barry
Corporate Member
DQ
Thanks everyone for your suggestions. The method Jay and Wood Videos describes looks to be the easiest. (Except for Chris' offer.:)) Let me say that I am not totally lazy in that I could have performed a Bing or YouTube search. However, I wanted to know how some NCWW members would do this and in turn what would actually work.

Thanks again!
 

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