I see a lot of folks in the CNC community shy away from making their own stock especially if it requires jointing edges together because the common thought is … “I need a jointer to get a nice clean joints” BUT I do see that a lot of you have router tables and GUESS WHAT you CAN use your router to get beautiful joints in cupped/bowed/warped wood edges.
I use this method a lot because while I have access to a jointer it’s not at home where my S3 is and I tend to do a lot of my projects at home in general.
One thing I don’t talk about very much on the video is the router bit. Any flush trim/straight edge bit will work here, but I use a Whiteside RFT5200: https://amzn.to/2Ghjsnx because…
- I wanted an UpSpiral bit so that it pulled the majority of the chippings down into the table
- Unlike a straight flush-trim bit a spiral produces a sheering motion and has less of the bit in contact with the wood at any given time
- I wanted 2" of cutting length for when working with 12/4 and 16/4 stock (the idea of a cheaply made china-bit used in this application scares the sh*t outta me). I recommend using an adjustable speed router if using the full 2" of Cutting length.