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How Do You Guys Do Butt Joints?

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Regular ol #5 1/2 plane here, for a long time, now I use a big wooden Joniter plane.

Works wonderfully well. Wouldn't say no to a jointer if I had a large shop to put one in, but frankly, for the number of guitars I build per year, a handplane is cost-effective, quiet, and a pleasure to use once sharpened up properly. Last couple of bodies (African Mahogany 2-piecers) took me about 15 minutes each to joint from a roughsawn edge to perfect dead-on joint, and that was partly because I was still working out how my shiny new jointer plane's blade adjustment mechanism worked.

Router works too.

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