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Blog entry by ScrapArt posted 02-13-2011 05:57 PM 936 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found a New love last night (Dont tell the Wife). if you looked at my blogs you will notice I use mostly reclaimed wood which is rough and needs lots of work before I even start a Project. I went to harbor freight to pick a table top Planer/ jointer. which they did not have so I purchased a Cheap electric hand planer.
This is my new love!! I had all these old doors that I have been milling but I still had all the finish to remove and I was not looking forward to removing 30yrs of paint. when I got it home I had to try it I clamped a Peice down to My current bench and OMG this thing is truly a Gift from the Gods.

My goal today is to strip all peices and start glueing. will have pics later
It a Beautiful day to work at side to 70 degrees and not a Cloud in the sky. it is days like this that keeps me in this gods forsaken place called South Florida

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#1 posted 02-13-2011 07:08 PM

Good to hear other people enjoy using reclaimed lumber. I will be watching what you come up with.

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#2 posted 02-14-2011 12:52 AM

I too work with reclaimed lumber almost exclusively and have been kicking around the idea of a power planer. Im sick and tired of replacing knives on my lunchbox planer because they took on too much dirt and crud. I may go the same route you did here. How much are new knives on a handheld power planer?

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#3 posted 02-14-2011 03:45 AM

Hope the old paint doesn’t contain a lot of lead…

Be Careful!

Herb

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#4 posted 02-14-2011 06:34 PM

I thought about the lead, I am using a mask as well as a Fan behind me out on the drive way. But yjese doors look to be from the late seventies so I think I am good ther

One thing did accure tome that for a Beginner I am taking the hard route in Milling the lumber. But when Complete it will give me a Real sense of pride.

WHAT ARE TH EFFECTS OF LEAD AND HOW TO AVOID IT

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#5 posted 02-14-2011 06:38 PM

Hey,Thanks for all the suport guys I have a Wife and two teenage daughters, and My neighbors just think I am nuts… Dumpster diving at our local dump for wood.

You do have to be careful though I got a Nasty staff infection from there when I first started to accumulate wood. Now I do Gloves. Eye protect and a Little more commen sense be fore I go diving for that peace that I got to have at the bottom of the dumpster.

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#6 posted 02-14-2011 06:41 PM

Not sure on the knives but I will find out soon as they seem to getting dull after one day of this. The planer was only 30.00 at harbor freight plus 6.00 for the year warrnty (Which I know I will use)

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#7 posted 02-15-2011 02:18 AM

Definately be careful of lead . The effects of lead in children is very serious, it can slow brain development, especially in those under 6. Definately wear the mask, a respirator would be an even better idea. Also id suggest wearing an old sweatshirt and a pair of jeans you can remove before going back in to the house, all of that possible lead dust could be on your clothes. Wash your hands and face before you get into the house as well, and keep the kids away from the dust. A good idea may be wetting down all the dust and collecting it in a garbage bag and sealing it.

Thanks for the info on the planer, i may pick on up as a beater.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#8 posted 02-15-2011 02:13 PM

Thanks Chrisstef

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