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    No Joiner ..Another Solution ?

    Ok I have a heavy piece of oak cut into 2 pieces that I was just going to make a nice set of V blocks for a jig. I planed it and made the v block but it is cupped. It'd be good to have a joiner but dont have access to one. I should just scrap this wood and get more but I would like to use it...Really hard pretty oak......No joiner,dont even have a hand plane... what do I do? These 2 pieces dont have to be perfect but close would be good..

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    my advice is to look for someone close to you that might have the tooling you need to correct the problem..
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    Mike since you have a planer you could make a sled to face joint them. There is a thread on here somewhere about how to do that.
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    I agree a planer sled would joint for you but, you say these are v blocks so I assume not too large? Stick some sandpaper to a known flat surface like your tablesaw or the kitchen counter ( ) and sand away. Once you have a known reference surface you can plane parallel to that.
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    They are 24" long and and about 3 or so " wide and about 3" tall
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Turner View Post
    They are 24" long and and about 3 or so " wide and about 3" tall
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    Perfect, Planer sled: http://www.finewoodworking.com/works...ng-lumber.aspx
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    Mike, just a guess as to your situation, but if the base of the block is cupped yet the V-Block is true, then you could place a true cylinder (bar, pipe, dowel - anything on hand that is large enough in dia. to protrude beyond the "V") into the "V". Then place the V-Block with the cylinder against the fence of your table saw with a side adjacent to "V" down on the table, then skim cut the cupped side to establish the base parallel to the "V". Then sand the newly sawn base using the table saw. Just a thought.
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