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How to Use Basic Woodworking Tools : Using a Jointer

How to properly use a jointer; get professional tips and advice from an expert carpenter on woodworking tools in this free instructional video.

Expert: Kevin Mouton
Bio: Kevin Mouton has spent the last four years making custom, high end, solid wood and veneer furniture for local and national clients out of a shop in Austin, Texas.
Filmmaker: Paul Raila


  1. You want to avoid face jointing???? WTF?? And you call yourself a shop
    teacher? All the planer will do to a wide, cupped board is create a smooth,
    cupped board. You need to face joint first to establish a reference
    surface, then edge joint one edge. Then use your planer to do the other
    side. A table saw is used on the other edge. This guy is a moron because he
    doesn’t use safety glasses, not because he face jointed!

  2. Unfortunatly I have to agree with the masses, mainly as I am guilty for bad
    practice and paid the price byt loosing the tip of my index finger to one
    of these machines. I did exactly what this guy is doing and the planer
    whipped it out of my hand and… well you know the rest. Needless to say,
    wear protective equip, use pushsticks and blocks. Please, dont make my

  3. and long sleeves!!! geez, I always either roll up my sleeves or wear a
    short sleeve shirt on a table saw and a jointer.

  4. I hadn’t read any of these comments yet and my first thought is ‘HE’S

  5. Brandon Vanderhooft

    wow the jointer isnt even loud

  6. Expert?????? Hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

  7. i think that cutter would do a bit more than break a couple nails sir. the
    way he did it is just dangerous, especially for an instructional video. and
    let me guess, you’re probably a seasoned carpenter yourself and you have
    been doing it like this for years without any consequences? cuz i can
    somehow see that coming. well if so, your time will come and you may just
    get hit by a car

  8. “And be sure to watch my 2nd video, “How to Remove All the Flesh From the
    Palm of Your Hands” “.

  9. They’ll be calling this guy “stubby” one day.

  10. headphones???????? what about a push block or safety glasses???

  11. @Amer9494 Think if you were there instead of watching this video. There’s a
    big difference.

  12. Expert? This is a perfect example of what not to do, or rather how to use
    the jointer in the most dangerous manner possible. I know it has been said
    in the comments over and over, but this is so stupid it is worth repeating.
    Please don’t make any more ‘de’structional videos on woodworking – it is
    better not to say anything than to guide people on how to do so in such a
    dangerous manner.

  13. chickenandwaffles09

    No push sticks? I’m taking a basic woodworking class and the instructor
    swears by them. 

  14. let’s just say “watch this video to learn what NOT! to do when operating a
    jointer” damn dude that made my skin crawl, image going through life blind
    and no hands at least you can hear the bus coming to wave your stumps and
    stop the bus :-(

  15. Hey there stumpy nubs. At least you can still listen to your Iphone, IF YOU

  16. Cheers for the video content! Sorry for the intrusion, I would appreciate
    your initial thoughts. Have you thought about – Antonello Astonishing
    Woodwork Takeover (Sure I saw it on Google)? Ive heard some great things
    about it and my buddy after a lifetime of fighting put together the most
    amazing woodwork piece of art with it. 

  17. i don’t do any woodworking, nor do i own any power tools. I looked this up
    because a musician friend recently lost two fingers in a jointer and I
    wanted to see what one is and how such an accident could have happened.
    After reading the comments, I guess Fire Marshall Bill here has just showed
    me how.

  18. had to use headphones to hear this. 

  19. No porkchop, no pushblocks – How NOT to use a jointer.

  20. Why is Paul Rudd attempting a jointer how-to vid?

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