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Blog entry by bruce1 posted 07-17-2015 09:01 PM 761 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am in the art business. I am going to begin printing on wood. I will probably do some on softwood lathes and some on band sawn 2×4s. In either case I need to kiss the wood – remove maybe 1/16”. I do not want the final result to be completely smooth. It can still have some tear. This will be production runs, several thousand feet per month. Maybe 14,000 feet.

Should I buy a sander or a planer. Obviously, I need to feed the material quickly. Labor costs are a killer for me. If you respond, can you also tell me why? As I said, I am completely ignorant on this and would like some understanding as to the thinking. Once I determine what machine, I will have further questions on companies to look at and knife costs or belt costs. But, first I need help on what machine.

Thanks to any and all who respond.

Bruce



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Woodendeavor

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#1 posted 07-17-2015 09:38 PM

Bruce,

You need to put this in the Forum, not blog if you are looking for responces

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 07-18-2015 12:09 AM

Planer will be MUCH faster.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 07-18-2015 12:24 AM

Not too many people will admit to needing to kiss the wood.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#4 posted 07-18-2015 01:54 AM

Planer, it is faster and cheaper. A sander will require fairly frequent belt changes. A planer with an extra set of disposable knives like the DeWalt 735 would do this job really well.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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