|Project by skeemer||posted 09-13-2012 09:45 PM||5536 views||30 times favorited||9 comments|
Earlier this year I purchased a DeWalt 735 planer at a consignment shop for a steal. As I started to mill down some maple for my next project I was getting annoyed at the snipe, and trying to support the boards (8’) as they went in and out. I found plans for this infeed/outfeed table on Fine Woodworking.
The project used the following:
3/4” melamine shelf cut down to 60” x 13” from Home Depot
8 1/4” lag screws, nuts, washers
Maple struts 1 1/2” x 3/4” x 17”
The second picture shows the lag bolt assembly that keeps the struts elevated and a positive reaction back on the wood to keep it level as it passes through the planer pressure rollers. There is almost no visible snipe. with this table so far after running about 100 passes of various woods, lengths, and thicknesses through the planer. I don’t have a caliper to measure snipe but I can’t feel it or see it anymore and it was clearly there before this project.
Thanks for looking!