curved joints on router table - Router Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-13-2013, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Country: Canada
First Name: David
Posts: 53
 
Angry curved joints on router table

Hi. Just bought a Veritas router table top and fence from Lee valley and have only one problem. When I try to edge joint a piece of red oak it comes out Not straight. Over about 2 1/2 ft there is a 32nd inch difference from one end to the other measured with a good straight edge. This makes it very hard to glue up a table-top.
Any suggestions? I put a 32nd inch spacer on the outfeed side of the fence to try to clean up the edge but the problem stayed. Finally had to joint the boards on my TS.
Help. This has become a very expensive way to make cauls.
Skyewalker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-13-2013, 12:45 PM
Registered User
 
walowan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Country: United States
First Name: Michael
Posts: 220
 
Default

There is nothing wrong with using the table saw, I never try to joint a board on the router table. Joint one edge on a jointer to make it true, then table saw to make the edges parallel. A good table saw blade will give you a nice edge for glue up.....
walowan is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-13-2013, 01:00 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Country: United States
First Name: Duane
Posts: 1,709
 
Default

Just like a jointer, the outfeed fence must be even with the bit, the infeed fence should be set back for the desired depth of cut.

How to Use the Router Table As a Jointer - AOL On

I have found that hand tools are the best choice when I want to make mistakes at a slower rate of speed.

I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.
Dmeadows is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-13-2013, 01:50 PM
Registered User
 
CharleyL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Country: United States
First Name: Charley
Posts: 1,996
 
Default

This is the one problem with using a router table as a jointer. The outfeed fence needs to be set exactly even with the router bit cut or you will not get a straight joint. Jointers have this same problem if the outfeed table isn't adjusted correctly or is not adjustable.
Having a short outfeed fence on the router table or a short jointer table causes similar problems on long stock as well. You can get your router table to work as a jointer, and it will work well, but you have to be very careful with setting the fence position, and a longer table and fence can make a big difference when jointing longer stock.

Charley

Central North Carolina
CharleyL is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-13-2013, 02:24 PM
Moderation Team
 
Cherryville Chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Country: Canada
First Name: Charles
Posts: 14,954
 
Default

Exactly what Charley and Duane said. The only reason for it not to work is because the setup is not right. When I say right it has to be perfect. If you plan on doing this on a regular basis I would build a table and fence and dedicate it to this operation along with a dedicated router in the table. I love my jointer, it is one of my favourite tools. But if I had to zero it in every time I used it I'm not sure the love affair would last very long.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
Cherryville Chuck is online now  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-13-2013, 06:42 PM
Honored Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Country: United States
First Name: pat
Posts: 1,053
 
Default

Some tips on getting it right.
Quillman is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-13-2013, 10:49 PM
Registered User
 
MAFoElffen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Mike
Posts: 2,369
 
Default

I do short glue edges on the router table... just like was described in earlier posts. Longer on my table saw. I do most of my glue edges on the TS.

Okay- I have to admit, between the router table, TS panel saw, RAS, Shaper... I have so many jointer fences, jigs and straight edge jigs... That i would have a hard time justifying a stand-alone jointer past Sharon.

"Don't worry, I saw this work in a cartoon once."
"Usually learning skills and tooling involves a progression of logical steps."
MAFoElffen is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-14-2013, 07:57 AM
Registered User
 
kywoodchopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Country: United States
First Name: malcolm
Posts: 451
 
Default

I used a router for joining for years. I had a Join-Tech fence (no longer in business) and I believe it was similar to an Incra's whereby the in-feed and out-feed fences could be adjusted separately by turning a knob. Also the fence had a lead screw so that you could adjust the entire fence in 1,000 of an inch increment. It only took 20 seconds to adjust for edge joining. I also used a 1/2" spiral router bit to do the edging. I probably ran a 1,000 boards through it without a problem. I am not familiar with the fence you have, but with the right one adjustments should be simple. Malcolm / Kentucky USA
kywoodchopper is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-14-2013, 09:02 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Country: United States
First Name: Al
Posts: 67
 
Default

Some great info fellas, I have not been able to do any woodwork for a while. I had shoulder surgery and have finally started physical therapy. It does not keep me from learning though.
mstrfnsh is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-16-2013, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Country: Canada
First Name: David
Posts: 53
 
Default

many thanks for the info. Perhaps I should have been using a spiral cutter instead of a flush cutter. Have to try that next time.
Thanx again.
Skyewalker is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Router my way reible General Routing 21 12-08-2018 12:06 PM
Dust Evacuation on Router Table Guitarman1 Table-mounted Routing 15 04-29-2013 02:51 AM
First Benchtop Router Table, get a plate or go bare? silentblackhat Table-mounted Routing 38 05-30-2012 03:30 AM
My New Router Table 80% there RLego Table-mounted Routing 2 05-26-2012 01:04 PM
Dust Collection on Table Saw Router Table Extension Guitarman1 Table-mounted Routing 0 10-02-2011 03:32 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome