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    3 point method for aligning jointer table - Cant find

    I found an article about 8 years ago on aligning a long bed jointer using an old machinist trick called a three point method. I made the required three boards and the procedure worked well. Now I need to align another jointer, I have the boards I made but I cant find the instructions on how to do the three point method. Does anyone know what I am talking about and point me to the article? Thanks.

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    Hi Chris,
    I couldn't find the article you are referring to, but here are several videos on the subject that you may find useful.
    David

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNOt1SvjoLs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjusFHcg_Jo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO746cuRqV4


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    Thanks David

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    Chris ,the article you are talking about is by John White in the book from Taunton press called " Care and Repair of shop machines". He used to be the the manager of Fine Woodworking's shop.

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    The 3 point method of leveling the jointer bed is in an article by John White in the May/June issue 142 of FineWoodworking starting on page 38.

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