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9 Steps to Sizing Rough Lumber
9 Steps to Sizing Rough LumberThe article applies to any board processing done to clean, straighten and square the faces and edges. The primary steps start at number four:
  • Joint the most concave face of the board flat
  • Plane the other face
  • Joint the most concave edge
  • Rip the other edge (parallel edges)
  • Joint the ripped edge clean
The jointer can only flatten boards up to 6" wide. Wider boards can be edge jointed and ripped to fit (steps 2 and 3) or surfaced using other means. Using a hand plane or router for surfacing is a time consuming task. Using a jointer and planer t-square has possibilities. Image is from a lumber sizes article

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