How to square wood easily?
September 12, 2008 11:26 AM Subscribe
Woodworkingfilter! How do I square a piece of wood without a jointer or planer?
posted by WinnipegDragon to sports, hobbies, & recreation (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
This is my second woodworking question, and the hivemind was good to me last time, so here I go again!
I am making some clocks as gifts for family at Christmas and my plywood prototypes look good but I know when I built from hardwood that I can't rely on having square, flat wood. Neither a jointer or planer is really in the budget this year, but I do have a good Ridgid table saw.
Assuming that I need to square up some 4" x 1" or 6" x 1" hardwood boards, can I do this with just my table saw or am I going to have to wing it and sand out any imperfections in my joints?