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Blog entry by AllTen posted 01-09-2010 09:33 AM 788 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I deploy in a few days and need to have some panels planned down for some cabinet doors. Trouble is, I can’t find any one with a 20’’ or bigger plainer. All I have is a 13’’. Any one in the Oklahoma City, OK area would be great.

Thanks,
-Evan

-- Still have all ten fingers, its been a good day.



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noknot

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#1 posted 01-09-2010 01:26 PM

First thank you for your service! Call around to cabinet shops they have the big equipment and they wont charge that much. or you can make a router sled those work well.

-- GO DAWGS!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 01-09-2010 05:23 PM

As a professional I have a small flexible shop. When material gets too big for my equipment I use the other pro shops that are dedicated to cabinetry like noknot suggested. They have industrial sized sanders and planers.

I just pay them to do it and it is worth the money.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Joe Watson

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#3 posted 01-09-2010 05:34 PM

all i have is a 12.5 delta. I would suggest the same thing about finding a cabinet shop in the city i am sure one of them has a 20 inch planer that they would be willing to let you pay to use.

-- Got Wood?

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 01-09-2010 05:44 PM

Wish you were closer I would love to help .Thanks so much for your service to our country.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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AllTen

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#5 posted 01-09-2010 06:26 PM

Thanks for all the support. I have looked and called a lot of cabinet makers in town and some how none have a big planer it seems to be that they sand down any thing large. I would sand them down like that but 1/4’’ is a lot to take off with a drum sander. Well back to scratching my head.

-- Still have all ten fingers, its been a good day.

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lightweightladylefty

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#6 posted 01-09-2010 07:26 PM

Our local hardwood dealer will plane for a fee. Pehaps you can check for a lumber dealer in the Oklahoma City area. Most of those around here have 48” planers.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Gary

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#7 posted 01-09-2010 07:55 PM

Evan, any mills around? The one here will plane wood cheap

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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RixWorx

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#8 posted 01-10-2010 05:00 AM

I know that White and Son Hardwoods in Tulsa has a large 20” planner and a 24” sander. He has done some stuff for me in the past.

2006 East 7th Place
Tulsa, OK 74104-3206
(918) 584-4373

http://maps.google.com/maps/place?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=white+and+son+tulsa&fb=1&gl=us&hq=white+and+son&hnear=tulsa&cid=7960048330249408556

Rick

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