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Project by rockmolsen posted 07-26-2016 02:10 AM 679 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I went down to my shop this morning with the intent of doing something totally different then what ended up happening. There is a show coming up so I need to make some inventory. I have been meaning to replace the cutter heads in my Delta 12.5” thickness planer but have procrastinated because I was under the impression it was difficult. Luckily the design on this unit is great and it didn’t take more than 15 mins. With that completed I had to test it and wow what a difference ! So change of plans it ended up being cutting board day!

Made from maple & walnut and a little oak edge on the larger one. I had glue these on as sacrificial pieces so I could run the final glue up the the thickness planer (end grain, doing this avoids the tear out). Its quarter saw oak and I liked the look so left them on. Small all maple is 13.5×10, the one without the oak edge is 15×12 and the larger 16.5×12, all 1.25 thick.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.





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majuvla

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#1 posted 07-26-2016 07:07 AM

So craft ’’show must go on’’. I beleive you will ’’lost’’ them all. You realy filled this bucket.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 07-26-2016 07:58 AM

Nice work, Always good to get the inventory built back up. Cheers

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 07-26-2016 10:31 AM

I like ‘em
I also use a backup for planing and like you sometimes they stay

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#4 posted 07-26-2016 09:53 PM

Always nice having sharp blades. I’d be worried about wood movement causing cracks on the board with oak long-grain pieces glued on.

-- Allen, Colorado

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Rayman24

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#5 posted 08-15-2016 07:02 PM

Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but did you run the end grain boards through your planer? I was under the impression that was a no no…running end grain through a planer that is. Can you please let me know if thats what you did, and if so give me some advice on how I can use my Dewalt planer in the same fashion.

Thanks

-- Rayman24

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rockmolsen

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#6 posted 08-15-2016 11:27 PM

Hi Rayman24,
I initially thought the same thing but after some reading I learned the secret to running end grain through the planer is to glue on sacrificial pieces on the 2 ends – without that, you’ll certainly have a fair amount of tear-out. Once done planning remove the sac pieces at the table saw. I also take light cuts, not too much at a time, sharp planer knives is also helpful. If you look at pic #2, I had added 2 pieces of oak (not end grain) and after planning, decided I liked the look and left them on. I have a Delta 12.5” 2 knife planer, nothing fancy.

Way better than sanding !!!

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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Rayman24

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#7 posted 08-15-2016 11:53 PM

Probably saved you hours of sanding. That is good news! I have been gearing up to make about 5 cutting boards using maple, black walnut, and a hint of mahogany and am looking for new ways to keep from having to do several hours of sanding.

-- Rayman24

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rockmolsen

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#8 posted 08-16-2016 12:08 AM

It will be fine, just make sure you make the sacrificial pieces the same thickness as the board. Let me know how that works out for you.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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