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Tip on using a table saw to joint a long (8 ft.) piece of lumber.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Sep-Oct 1988 (v.4#4) pg. 10

Use a hand-jointer plane to joint short pieces of wood. The "secret" lies in clamping the plane in a vise and moving the wood.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Mar-Apr 1989 (v.5#2) pg. 10

Tip: Use small nails (with the heads nipped off) to keep edge-glued boards from shifting during the clamping process.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Nov-Dec 1989 (v.5#6) pg. 8

Joining edge-to-edge. How to glue up boards to make wood wider.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #17 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 26

Tip on jointing boards so that minor errors are not a problem when edge gluing.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #29 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 16

Simple jig enables you to prepare boards for edge-gluing with only a router and a regular straight bit.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #42 Dec 1994 pg. 26

Tip on using a Record rabbet plane (Model #778) to edge-joint boards.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #43 Feb 1995 pg. 8

Tip on salvaging badly cupped boards by ripping into strips and edge joining back together.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #46 Aug 1995 pg. 22

Designing edge joints which take grain, figure and color into account. Covers (1) wood selection and layout, (2) getting smooth, square joints, and (3) edge joints at right angles.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #50 Feb 1996 pg. 28

Secure (but openable) edge-to-edge joint uses keyhole plates.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #51 Apr 1996 pg. 24

Vertical edge-joint glue-up jig uses pipe clamps.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #54 Oct 1996 pg. 30

The secret to secure edge joints on a tabletop.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #59 Jun 1997 pg. 18

Using a shooting board to joint edges with a hand plane.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #73 Jun 1999 pg. 14

Tip on using office binder clips to keep boards aligned while edge gluing.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #74 Aug 1999 pg. 18

How to edge join curved boards (such as planks with a pronounced crook).
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #77 Dec 1999 pg. 6

How to joint a board that is too wide for the jointer.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #78 Feb 2000 pg. 8

Jointing thick wood using a router and two bits.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #81 Aug 2000 pg. 8

Technique for eliminating slippage when edge-gluing boards together.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #82 Oct 2000 pg. 8

Simple wooden clamps hold planks flush (top and bottom) when edge gluing.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 1999 (v.23#2) pg. 19

Fence for jointing lumber on a router table.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jul-Aug 2000 (v.23#9) pg. 60

Using your router to achieve perfectly matching edges for edge joining.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Dec 2000-Jan 2001 (v.24#3) pg. 64

Technique uses a straight piece of aluminum flat stock as the guide when jointing the edge of a board with a bearing-guided flush-trim router bit.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Feb 2002 (v.25#4) pg. 11

Tip: Plans for a jig for scoring the edges of boards before gluing up.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1986 (v.9#4) pg. 11

Edge-gluing cross-clamps. This clamp keeps edge-joined boards flush and flat while side pressure is applied with conventional bar clamps.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1990 (v.13#6) pg. 10

How to edge-glue wood panels without a planer or jointer. (1) Cutting a straight edge on the table saw. (2) Trial fitting to locate gaps. (3) Gluing up.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1995 (v.19#3) pg. 19

How to smooth and cut laminated panels after they have been assembled by gluing boards edge-to-edge.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1996 (v.19#4) pg. 19

Foolproof edge planing by hand.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1996 (v.19#5) pg. 16

Edge jointing with a router using this simple jig.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1996 (v.19#6) pg. 14

Reasons for not using dowels when edge-gluing boards.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #307 Apr 1990 (v.40#4) pg. 10

Tip to keep narrow pieces of wood from buckling when clamping them together using pipe clamps.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #313 Nov-Dec 1990 (v.40#10) pg. 99

Two methods (table saw and router) for squaring the edge of a board without using a jointer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #328 May 1992 (v.42#5) pg. 14

Tip for sanding the join of solid wood strips on edges of plywood to avoid going through the top veneer of the plywood.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #335 Feb 1993 (v.43#2) pg. 22

Tip describes how to use bar clamp spacers to make edge-gluing easier.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #339 Jun 1993 (v.43#6) pg. 18

Using alignment bars to keep boards flush when edge gluing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #351 Sep 1994 (v.44#8) pg. 41

Get even clamping pressure when edge-gluing by using oak dowels as clamping blocks.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #363 Nov 1995 (v.45#10) pg. 20

How to assemble and glue cylindrical, hexagonal or square pedestal bases together all at once using plastic sealing tape and web clamps.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #381 Sep 1997 (v.47#8) pg. 82

Shop-made edge-gluing clamps apply pressure horizontally as well as vertically, so the joint edges are wedged tightly together and stay level.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #395 Feb 1999 (v.49#2) pg. 20

Technique for edge-joining pieces of wood using a router, several clamps, a jig, a ruler, and a fence. The joint is virtually invisible.
FINE WOODWORKING #9 Winter 1977 pg. 66

Tip: Use carbon paper to tell when boards to be edge-joined fit together perfectly.
FINE WOODWORKING #15 Mar-Apr 1979 pg. 16

Use your table saw to joint the edges of wood. Use a tapered sanding disk and a simple jig. Requires a tilting-arbor saw.
FINE WOODWORKING #21 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 47

How to edge-glue boards using masking tape rather than clamps.
FINE WOODWORKING #33 Mar-Apr 1982 pg. 14

Starting out: edge-joining for the beginner. How to select the wood, select the plane, flatten the boards, plane the boards, and glue up the boards. Includes tips on sharpening plane blades.
FINE WOODWORKING #48 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 46
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #49 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 6

How to joint two long pieces of 2x10 stock for edge gluing using a portable circular saw and a simple jig.
FINE WOODWORKING #54 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 12

Router joinery. Jigs expand the repertoire of joints you can cut using a router. Jigs shown for straight-edges, mortising, tenoning, and panel-raising. Also shows a dust-collection cage for use with slot cutters.
FINE WOODWORKING #57 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 70
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #59 Jul-Aug 1986 pg. 4

Tip: Glue up just two boards at a time when fabricating tabletops or other projects requiring several boards. Alignment problems will be reduced as will the need for surfacing.
FINE WOODWORKING #59 Jul-Aug 1986 pg. 12

Edge gluing boards. How to make large, flat panels with nearly invisible joints.
FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 68
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #81 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 6

Using a router to joint boards that are too long for a jointer.
FINE WOODWORKING #91 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 14

Auxiliary rip fence is used for jointing on a table saw.
FINE WOODWORKING #105 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 12

Easy-to-use jig lets you joint boards with a router.
FINE WOODWORKING #106 May-Jun 1994 pg. 18

Clamping setup when edge-gluing boards that meet at a slight angle.
FINE WOODWORKING #110 Jan-Feb 1995 pg. 16

Quick and accurate setup for jointing the edges of stock with a router.
FINE WOODWORKING #115 Nov-Dec 1995 pg. 20

Using box-sealing tape to catch glue squeeze-out when edge joining.
FINE WOODWORKING #118 May-Jun 1996 pg. 16

Jointing by hand. Planes make tight edge-joints.
FINE WOODWORKING #119 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 50

An edge-jointing primer. Well-tuned tools and the right technique create joints that last.
FINE WOODWORKING #124 May-Jun 1997 pg. 46
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #125 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 8
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #126 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 10

Joint-quality edges are cut on a table saw. A step-by-step look at the motion of your body and hands in order to rip a long piece of hardwood and achieve a perfectly square and parallel cut.
FINE WOODWORKING #129 Mar-Apr 1998 pg. 82
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #131 Jul-Aug 1998 pg. 8

Making tabletops without coming unglued. How the pros stay sane when gluing up tabletops and large panels. Ways to keep boards flat during glue-up. Common clamping systems for edge gluing boards into large panels.
FINE WOODWORKING #132 Sep-Oct 1998 pg. 79

Simple jig for jointing thin stock using sandpaper.
FINE WOODWORKING #138 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 20

How to join boards together with only a hairline seam by using a circular saw (instead of a jointer).
HOMEOWNER Nov 1989 (v.14#9) pg. 64

A review of the various edge joinery methods and how to do them. Includes butt, tongue & groove, spline, rabbet, dowel, shaped, dovetail, and special "+" shaped wood joiners.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #576 May 1976 (v.72) pg. 42

How to "true" board edges prior to edge-gluing by means of a portable circular saw and a straightedge guide.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1984 (v.161#2) pg. 116

Three simple ways to edge-join boards.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1984 (v.161#10) pg. 113

Workshop minicourse. Jointing edges without a jointer. Part 1. Jointing with a hand plane, portable circular saw, and table saw.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1985 (v.162#7) pg. 158

Technique for clamping several narrow boards to produce a wider panel using pipe clamps, C-clamps, and various shop-built clamp supports and clamping pads.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1990 (v.167#1) pg. 66

Tip on adapting a router table to function as a jointer for small, narrow stock.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #54 May 1990 (v.9#6) pg. 11

Tip on preventing thin stock from buckling when edge gluing to form panels.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #58 Jan 1991 (v.10#4) pg. 8

Tip on making and using pinch clamps when joining boards edge-to-edge to keep the boards even so a flat surface results.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #79 Jul 1994 (v.14#1) pg. 10

Preparing stock. Making your lumber flat, straight and precisely thick eliminates numerous hassles throughout a project. Advice on jointing, planing, and edge gluing.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #83 Mar 1995 (v.14#5) pg. 18

Special fence for jointing wood using a table saw.
SHOPNOTES #1 Jan 1992 (v.1) pg. 8

Tip on using a pencil line to determine when an edge is completely jointed and straight.
SHOPNOTES #4 Jul 1992 (v.1) pg. 28

Router jointer. Use this simple jig and a router to create a straight and smooth edge on a work piece.
SHOPNOTES #8 Mar 1993 (v.2) pg. 4

Stock preparation. Step-by-step procedures for cutting to rough size, jointing, thicknessing, and cutting to finished size.
SHOPNOTES #14 Mar 1994 (v.3) pg. 12

Making and using pinch blocks when gluing up individual boards into wide panels to avoid shifting and uneven surfaces while applying the bar clamps.
SHOPNOTES #15 May 1994 (v.3) pg. 29

Technique for gluing up a solid wood panel from narrower boards.
SHOPNOTES #28 Jul 1996 (v.5) pg. 12

Pressure bars keep individual boards from shifting up or down when edge-gluing to form larger panels.
SHOPNOTES #45 May 1999 (v.8) pg. 4

Edge-joining boards. A primer.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #12 Nov 1989 (v.2#6) pg. 30

How to edge-join boards. How to prepare the boards, cut the spline joint, drill a dowel joint, clamp the stock, and prepare the stock for finishing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #1 Sep-Oct 1984 (v.1#1) pg. 37

Rules for edge-joining using pipe clamps.
WOOD MAGAZINE #19 Oct 1987 (v.4#5) pg. 85

Edge-joining the can't-miss way.
WOOD MAGAZINE #29 Jun 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 64

Advice on using a spline joint to edge a plywood coffee table top with an oak frame. top.
WOOD MAGAZINE #57 Dec 1992 (v.9#9) pg. 82

Offset fence extension allows a table-mounted router to be used as a jointer.
WOOD MAGAZINE #61 Jun 1993 (v.10#4) pg. 20

Simple end brace to keep the boards in a panel flat during edge-gluing operations.
WOOD MAGAZINE #69 Apr 1994 (v.11#3) pg. 14
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #75 Dec 1994 (v.11#9) pg. 14

Decorative reinforcements (keys) for miter joint, box joint, edge joint, etc. How to fabricate corner keys, dovetail keys, box keys, rounded-finger keys, and bow tie surface splines.
WOOD MAGAZINE #75 Dec 1994 (v.11#9) pg. 50, Insert

Edge-gluing boards. Advice on the width of boards suitable for edge gluing into wide panels.
WOOD MAGAZINE #81 Sep 1995 (v.12#6) pg. 28

Serrated clamping cauls help keep the work piece flat when edge joining.
WOOD MAGAZINE #83 Nov 1995 (v.12#8) pg. 24

How to rip gluing edges on a table saw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #88 Jun 1996 (v.13#4) pg. 78

Tips on cutting, gluing and clamping narrow boards to form wider panels which won't warp.
WOOD MAGAZINE #90 Sep 1996 (v.13#6) pg. 32

Secrets to clamping success. (1) Edge-joints. (2) Mitered frame. (3) Carcase/large box.
WOOD MAGAZINE #94 Jan 1997 (v.14#1) pg. 50
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #99 Oct 1997 (v.14#6) pg. 4

How to edge-joint bowed stock.
WOOD MAGAZINE #97 Jun 1997 (v.14#4) pg. 50
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #103 Feb 1998 (v.15#1) pg. 10

Pressure-packed panel clamps. Make special clamps for edge-joining multiple boards which apply uniform clamping pressure to all four surfaces.
WOOD MAGAZINE #112 Feb 1999 (v.16#1) pg. 48, Insert
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #122 Mar 2000 (v.17#2) pg. 8

Technique for jointing stock using a router.
WOOD MAGAZINE #124 May-Jun 2000 (v.17#4) pg. 13

Straightedge for a router facilitates making dadoes (both stopped and regular) and edge-jointing wood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #129 Dec 2000 (v.17#9) pg. 88

Method for edge jointing using a router and spiral bit.
WOOD MAGAZINE #135 Sep 2001 (v.18#6) pg. 63

Technique combines C-clamps and bar clamps to get perfectly flat panels when edge-gluing narrow workpieces into a wide panel.
WOOD MAGAZINE #136 Oct 2001 (v.18#7) pg. 41

Five ways to get the most out of your router table. (1) Using templates. (2) Routing biscuit slots. (3) Making large-diameter dowels. (4) Cutting spline miter slots. (5) Jointing on a router.
WOOD MAGAZINE #138 Dec 2001 (v.18#9) pg. 50

Using a "feather wedge" to conceal a less-than-perfect edge joint.
WOOD MAGAZINE #142 Jun-Jul 2002 (v.19#4) pg. 28

Simple method for edge jointing using a router.
WOOD MAGAZINE #142 Jun-Jul 2002 (v.19#4) pg. 33

Bird's-mouth router bits. Using these unique bits to make the strong edge joints found in hollow wooden cones, columns, or cylinders.
WOOD MAGAZINE #144 Oct 2002 (v.19#6) pg. 20

The case for simple edge-gluing. A comparison of the plain edge-join and edge-joins reinforced with dowels, splines, or tongues.
WOODENBOAT #59 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 93

Plank scriber. A scribing tool that incises a crisp and narrow scribe line on one of two boards that are to be joined as closely and carefully as possible. Useful for getting good fits when building plank-style boat hulls.
WOODENBOAT #67 Nov-Dec 1985 pg. 32

Edge gluing. The procedure for gluing-up a wide panel. Selecting the boards, arranging grain pattern, dowels and splines, test clamping, gluing up, and smoothing the panel.
WOODSMITH #32 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 13
Added Info WOODSMITH #35 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 23

Tips on preventing warping (cupping) when edge-gluing stock to form larger pieces.
WOODSMITH #49 Feb 1987 pg. 22

Working with thin (1/4") wooden stock. (1) Book matching. (2) Edge-gluing. (3) Hand planing. (4) Planing with a router and a simple jig.
WOODSMITH #63 Jun 1989 pg. 12

Advice on the cause and prevention of glue joint failure in edge-glued panels.
WOODSMITH #76 Aug 1991 pg. 26

Edge jointing basics. The secret to gluing up panels so the joints are strong and nearly invisible. Both hand and machine methods of jointing boards are discussed.
WOODSMITH #76 Aug 1991 pg. 28

Technique for jointing two boards simultaneously on the table saw prior to edge-gluing them together.
WOODSMITH #79 Feb 1992 pg. 4

Gluing up individual boards into a solid panel. (1) Selecting and arranging boards. (2) Jointing edges. (3) Using splines. (4) Gluing. (5) Clamping.
WOODSMITH #86 Apr 1993 (v.15) pg. 11

Preventing slip when edge-gluing multiple strips into a thick slab relies on the use of sacrificial splines.
WOODSMITH #88 Aug 1993 (v.15) pg. 15

Jig for using an oscillating spindle sander to joint edges.
WOODSMITH #115 Feb 1998 (v.20) pg. 4

Tip on edge jointing boards so that they will butt together and form a perfectly flat (180-degree) surface even if your jointer stops are not exactly at 90-degrees.
WOODWORK #1 Spring 1989 pg. 6

Machining rough stock to dimension. The basic techniques of cutting, jointing and planing lumber to dimension.
WOODWORK #11 Fall 1991 pg. 44

Jig for jointing (planing) thin veneer.
WOODWORK #13 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 10

Tip on using wooden bars to bring adjacent parts of a panel into flatness when the pieces are butt-joined (edge-joined) without dowels or biscuits.
WOODWORK #14 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 12

Tip on marking and jointing boards for flat glue-ups so that a flat surface will always be produced.
WOODWORK #27 Jun 1994 pg. 18

Using pinch clamps to keep boards even when joining edge-to-edge.
WOODWORK #28 Aug 1994 pg. 14

A simple method of clamping when edge-gluing 1/8" thick flitches of veneer.
WOODWORK #32 Apr 1995 pg. 36

Joints in joinery. Part 1. Chart shows 38 styles of joints used to join boards flush at the edges or at an angle (mitered).
WOODWORKER #1012 Mar 1978 (v.82) pg. 124

Edge joints. How to achieve a "perfect fit" when edge joining narrow boards to make wider stock.
WOODWORKER #1083 Feb 1984 (v.88) pg. 78

A variety of clamps and jigs for edge gluing thin pieces like drawer bottoms, small panels, and musical-instrument components.
WOODWORKER #1108 Mar 1986 (v.90#3) pg. 233

The craft of cabinetmaking. Edge-jointing. A detailed look at making narrow boards wider.
WOODWORKER Feb 1987 (v.91#2) pg. 94
Correction WOODWORKER Apr 1987 (v.91#4) pg. 266
Added Info WOODWORKER Apr 1987 (v.91#4) pg. 339

Jig for edge-jointing long or very thin boards using a router.
WOODWORKER May 1987 (v.91#5) pg. 415

Method of securing edge joints while glue sets without the use of any clamps or jigs.
WOODWORKER May 1989 (v.93#5) pg. 440

Jig and technique for jointing boards using a router is particularly suited for thin boards. Can be used to prepare both straight and gently-curved edges for joining.
WOODWORKER Feb 1990 (v.94#2) pg. 127

The edge or widening joint. The standard method for jointing boards using a hand plane so that they can be edge glued into wider panels.
WOODWORKER Jan 1993 (v.97#1) pg. 68

Tip on using "secret slot screwing" to reinforce edge joints.
WOODWORKER Nov 1994 (v.98#11) pg. 90

How to shoot (plane) the edges of two boards for joining without using a square or any gadget.
WOODWORKER Dec 1994 (v.98#12) pg. 82

Cam-action clamp especially for edge-gluing boards.
WOODWORKER May 1995 (v.99#5) pg. 83

The proper method to edge join individual boards to achieve the desired width. How to arrange the boards, mark, joint, dowel (if desired), glue, and clamp.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1978 (v.2#2) pg. 3

The beginning woodworker. Edge-joining boards.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1984 (v.8#2) pg. 20

Edge-gluing. How to create wide stock by combining or "edge-gluing" two or more narrower pieces.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1988 (v.12#1) pg. 14

Edge-gluing cleats keep the separate boards from sliding out of alignment (vertically) while the bar clamps are being installed.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1994 (v.18#3) pg. 10

Table saw edge jointer. Sliding jig lets you make a straight cut along one side of uneven stock.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1994 (v.18#5) pg. 45

Technique for squaring a waney edge using a table saw.
WOODWORKING TODAY #28 Feb 1992 pg. 11

Tip: Clamping jig to keep pieces of stock flat while edge gluing.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1983 (v.39#1) pg. 9

Tip: Use plastic tape to trap glue squeeze-out when edge joining.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1988 (v.44#2) pg. 30

Use an aluminum straightedge and your router in place of a jointer to true up the edge of a board for edge joining.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1988 (v.44#6) pg. 24