Shop Update #35: I'm woodworking for realz!

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Blog entry by TheKingInYellow posted 09-25-2011 03:34 AM 1610 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 34: Major projects are done for this year... Part 35 of Shop Update series Part 36: An hour in the shop and a quick update. »

So good news this week: My boy slept through me using the Vac, Jointer, SCMS and table saw this week! I didn’t fire up the planer though, I figure why push my luck.

So earlier today I got to work dressing some of the hardwood for my projects, specifically the Canarywood and Pau Ferro. Here is my impression of my new equipment so far:

Rikon 6” Jointer
The jointer did a really nice job edge jointing both woods. The Pau Ferro had one face that was already dead flat, so I didn’t need to face joint it. I did face joint the canarywood which had a bit of a cup, but it performed fairly well. Had a little chatter on the first few passes, but as the face flattened out that went away. I’m satisfied, but I did have to take an inch off the board before I could face joint it. The curse of the 6” jointer has already struck!

DeWalt DW735 Planer
This is a hit or miss thing. I’m getting a fairly significant amount of snipe even with the extension tables installed. I know this is a common issue with any lunchbox planer, but I know the DW735 has less than most and it was more than I was expecting. Not the end of the world because the surface finish on this is amazing! Glass smooth, dead flat, just wonderful. I’ll need to ensure I cut my material long.

Grizzly G0690 Table Saw
I love this saw. A ton of power, good fit and finish, I love the fence. I was ripping with a CMT 30T Glue-Line rip blade and a Grizzly ZCI and I could not tell the jointer edge from the ripped edge. I cut some test mitres with my Incra 1000SE and everything is so precise. Love it, love it, love it.

I should have some simple projects completed this week or next!

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

6 comments so far

View Brett's profile


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#1 posted 09-25-2011 05:21 AM

Nice! Now get out there and build something for your peeps!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 09-25-2011 05:25 AM

I’ve solved my snipe problems on my Delta. First I raised the infeed and outfeed tables so they are about 1/8” higher at each end. I just laid a straight edge through the planer and started raising each table until I had an 1/8” clearance on each side, infeed / outfeed.

Second, If I skew the board as it going through the planer, this really helps. I don’t know why but it does. I just eye it up so the leading edge is as far to the left and the trailing edge is as far to right as I can get them. Sometimes I miss and it hits the side on the trailing edge and self corrects. lol

When those two things don’t work, don’t be afraid the push down on the board as it’s starting to go into the planer and then push down on the outfeed side as it’s just about to finish up. The more push the less snipe.

Just something to try…

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#3 posted 09-25-2011 10:42 AM

To fix the snipe on my DW733 I had to do the same thing and raise the extension tables slightly higher than the bed.

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#4 posted 09-25-2011 02:30 PM

I would do the same, but I have no idea how to raise the tables on the 735? I’ll have to search around for it.

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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#5 posted 09-25-2011 02:58 PM

I have the Dewalt 735 also. I don’t have the extension tables for it. I don’t get a lot of snipe.
I use my planer to get the wood close and the drum sander to finish the deal. I must say that when I use the planer I will normally be planing more than one board. I will then use a continual feed method to minimize the snipe.

-- Mel,

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#6 posted 09-26-2011 12:04 AM

I think I have this backwards, I thought you lifted the board on the way in and not on the way out? Should I be lifting/supporting on the infeed or outfeed or both?

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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