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I mostly read this forum for inspiration and knowledge but today I need to jump in with a question concerning edge joining boards for panel glueup. I live near a DOD facility and have access to the MWR facilities, including the woodworking shop. The jointer there is nice but the blades are not sharpen on a regular basis – money/abuse issues. I am renewing my interest (old in age but new in interest) in woodworking and would like to pursue developing serious woodworking skills beyond that of the weekend warrior skills of nailgun/glue/biscuits/hammer harder nature. The edge joints made with the shop’s jointer are square but have waves along the plane of the edge. I was thinking this would be a good time to look into purchasing a good plane to edge join two boards together. At the moment my work consist of boards of a length of 18” to 36” which causes me to be a little worried about using a #7 or #8 plane but again me knowledge is solely from books, no good perspiration inspiration! I have on planing experience and my jointer skills my be suspect as well so any advice you could give me would be greatly appreciated.