Instructing somebody to chop dovetails is straightforward. Instructing them to
joint an edge for glue-up with a handplane is one thing else.
In the event you don’t consider me, seek the advice of Joseph Moxon, who wrote the
first English-language guide on woodworking.
However but it’s counted a chunk of excellent Wormanfhip in a
Joyner, to have the Craft of bearing his Hand fo curioufly
even, the entire size of an extended Board; and but it’s however a
fleight to thofe, Apply hath inur’d the Hand to.
Translation: Edge-jointing takes observe.
So after I educate individuals to do it, I battle as a lot as they do.
I present them how they’re tilting the device. I present them the best way to
repair the issue. Then they make it worse. After jointing the
identical edge 20 occasions over, it turns into nearly not possible to
right (and not using a jack aircraft).
A pair months in the past, one of many college students in my marketing campaign chest
class on the Marc Adams College of Woodworking confirmed me a
little L-shaped jig he used for edge jointing and it blew my
Certain, I’ve seen all method of business fences and long-grain
capturing boards and no matter. I’ve seen all of it (however I do know
you’ll nonetheless inform me I haven’t).
Anyway, this little block of wooden clamped to his aircraft makes
edge-jointing a breeze. You don’t even have to have a straight
iron. In case your iron is cambered you’ll be able to modify it laterally to
make a sq. reduce.
I advised the scholar to submit the jig to Well-liked Woodworking
Journal as a “Trick of the Commerce” and he did. It didn’t win as
the perfect trick, however it’s featured within the newest points as one
of the worthy trick.
Since that class, I’ve been utilizing this jig to show
edge-jointing. Although a couple of individuals don’t prefer it, most individuals
profit tremendously from it.
In the event you make certainly one of these jigs, listed below are a pair ideas for utilizing
it. First: clamp the jig so it’s barely forward of the iron –
however not an excessive amount of. If the jig is just too far in entrance of the iron
you should have a troublesome time with the dismount.
Second: Skew the aircraft barely while you use this jig. Skewing
will make just one nook of the jig register towards your work
and scale back the drag. Strive it.
Anyway, decide up the newest concern of the journal. Or
And most of all, take the two:34 required to construct the jig and
attempt it. I feel you can be thrilled.
— Christopher Schwarz