|Project by indplswoodworking||posted 07-27-2014 05:56 PM||2641 views||5 times favorited||25 comments|
Woodworking is very dangerous and the following activity tops the list. Do not do this under any circumstance! Over the last several days I have received enough horror stories that I would never try this again. Do not risk your project , machinery , or possibly life and limb! Although my personally experience was flawless and showed no signs of hazard I have had enough woodworking brothers share stories to indicate this is just too unpredictable of an activity.
Just don’t do it! *
(This was my original post with my experience)
I sent the end grain cutting board through the porter cable hobby grade planer and survived! I was advised by many people not to do this. Even woodworkers that had professional grade thickness planers with helical head cutters were experiencing problems with this application and wrecking boards and machinery.
The subject of tool versus craftsman comes up in discussion often in my life. Whether I am discussing it with a client , friend , coworker , or customer. Does the tools make the craftsman or does the craftsman make the tool?
This was something I have been planning to build for about three months and have been saving it to fit in between larger projects.
The planer worked amazing! As you can see from the photos I built a sacrificial framework for the board that eliminated SNIPE , BLOW OUT , AND KICKBACK. I would say this is mandatory for safe planing and protecting the planer from damage. The second most important process in this step is to take small bits. I only advanced the engagement 1/16 or less. Finally , stand clear of the possibility of flying debris!
Next I will put some board butter on it and will be slicing and dicing very soon!
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