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I have a project that I will need to joint some pieces that will be about 3.5 inches high, when sat on the narrow edge. I was contemplating using a bit that is 1.5 to 2 inch long and having an auxiallary fence with a height that would be equal to the bit length so the area that is not cut would not be bearing on the fence.
Am I asking for trouble in doing this or would it be safer way be to use a sled/ski setup?
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could make you a carrier board to keep your fingers away from the cutter blades. Trying to surface small pieces is almost guaranteeing you a trip to the ER. After 50 years in woodworking my joiner is still the tool that scares the hell out of me. I always look for a way to keep my hands as far away from the blades as possible.
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could make you a carrier board to keep your fingers away from the cutter blades. Trying to surface small pieces is almost guaranteeing you a trip to the ER. After 50 years in woodworking my joiner is still the tool that scares the hell out of me. I always look for a way to keep my hands as far away from the blades as possible.
I'm with you on that!!
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I'm with you on that!!
I agree, I have a healthy respect for any piece of machinery after have worked as a machinist while going through college. The pieces are roughly 2 X 4 inches X 4-5 feet long. I would use finger boards the keep the piece against the fence and table on the infeed side and a push sticks and/or blocks to move it along and keep it tight on the outfeed side. I don't have access to a jointer or planer at this time and it's not in the budget for a while.

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