I have a job where I need some thin stock ( about 1/8”) and my planer does not crank down that low for some reason. I also have some blocks that are about 6 1/2” square that I resawed for this project and they spin around in the planer because they are so short. I have often thought of using a sled to carry them through the saw and now I really need something like that.
I planned to put a rail on the back for the cutter to cut against ,but the rollers push the wood through and with nothing in front of the piece, the small ones can spin so I put the rail on the front edge. It worked real slick!
It is a piece of 3/4” 13 ply maple plywood ( 12X16 ) that is real flat and an oak rail that sticks up 1/8”. I feed it through with the piece against the rail and it does a great job of making thin pieces. I made sure that the downside of the piece was flattened on the joiner first.
I thought I’d share this in case anyone else had this need.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!