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I built my own board with 2 clamps. I call it my board straighter. I just did this on 54 8’ cedar boards for a neighbor. I find this method easier than using my delta jointer.

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@harrysin - the problem with using a jointer in this instance is the amount of curve in the board. If you put the convex side down, how are you going to reference the board to achieve a straight edge? The board will follow it's own curve on the bed of the jointer. If you put the convex side down, then you will need to have both ends of the board referencing off the jointer table. Using this method of attaching a straight edge referencing off the table saw fence is the easiest solution.
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@harrysin - the problem with using a jointer in this instance is the amount of curve in the board. If you put the convex side down, how are you going to reference the board to achieve a straight edge? The board will follow it's own curve on the bed of the jointer. If you put the convex side down, then you will need to have both ends of the board referencing off the jointer table. Using this method of attaching a straight edge referencing off the table saw fence is the easiest solution.
Vince , my thoughts exactly, only you said it better.I been scratching my head on how I would be able to do that on a jointer without clamping it to a straightedge, then might as well just do it in one pass on the TS.

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Not all that old. One is just 33 years old and the newer one is just 20. Both completely rehabbed less than 5 years ago. Mostly cosmetic stuff but, upgraded spindle bearings and belts. Great machines.

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Tom, I'd agree with the exception of the choice of blade. My experience with Freud blades is abysmal. Actually, the router method is superior, anyway.
It's not the cheapie brand, it's their industrial line. Does what it claims and lots of carbide for resharpening. Full Kerf too.

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Two table saws. Same results. The Tenryu produces a good cut, though.
Even so, a good spiral pattern bit is even better.
My jointer just gathers dust, now. I'd be glad to gift it to someone.
I'll gladly take it off your hands - but you must pay the postage
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"both really old Shopsmiths..."

Who cares Stick, occasional reminders are not a bad thing.

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Vince, after a number of passes you will have a flat reference edge. Believe me, I've been there and done that.
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My apologies Stick, having not read all all the new posts I assumed that you were referring to posts copied from various sources.

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