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A Giant Japanese Planing Board

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Project by Lemongrasspicker posted 07-19-2018 02:11 PM 611 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Not too long ago I made myself a small planing board. It was good but I have since outgrown it and I needed something bigger and wider to work with larger panels and larger projects.

So for this I decided to try something I hadn’t seen before. The use of the splines is something that’s done to hold cracks closed on pieces of lumber. I wanted to see if it’d add any stability to my planing board since it’s so much larger than my previous one.

My first board was 24” long and about 10” or so wide. This new one is 48” long and about 15” or so wide. I am planning on adding a ledge for using it as a shooting board.

So this is more of a functional experiment if you will. If the splines don’t keep it flat. I’ve still got a decent planing board out of the deal.

One mistake I made with my previous board was that I made the surface too slick so the wood slips and slides around on occasion. With this one I’m only going to flatten by planing across the grain to create a rough surface to help the wood have some traction. So far this is working far better than having a smooth and polished surface.

Some build pics.

The whole thing except for the splines feet and stop came from a single 2×6x14.

Compared to my first planing board. I’ll be keeping the first one for smaller projects since it’s a handy size and weight.

Anyway, thanks for reading/watching!

-- www.youtube.com/lemongrasspicker





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fivecodys

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#1 posted 07-19-2018 03:37 PM

Very interesting.
Please let us know how this works out for you.

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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#2 posted 07-19-2018 05:31 PM

Good stuff. I just made one yesterday after watching your YT videos.

Keep doing the good work!

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Lemongrasspicker

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#3 posted 07-23-2018 01:59 PM



Good stuff. I just made one yesterday after watching your YT videos.

Keep doing the good work!

- waho6o9

That looks pretty nice! Nice work sir

-- www.youtube.com/lemongrasspicker

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#4 posted 07-24-2018 04:05 AM

Thank you LGP

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