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Dan Krager

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#1 posted 05-11-2012 10:56 PM

Hey Charlie,
I finally remembered a nagging thought about something not mentioned. You asked about edge planing and with individual pieces there are some pretty severe limitations. If, however, you gang those pieces on edge on a flat surface and fasten the bundle into a “thick board”, then you can do the work quickly, safely, and accurately.

OK. So how to fasten them into a bundle? I’ve been known to screw them together in the end waste, staying to the center to avoid any chance of a knife collision. The screw, of course, goes through the planer horizontally in the center of your bundle ends. Two way tape, temporary glue (hot glue, paper glued between, etc) at the ends will work too, but slower. Just be sure the individual pieces remain upright as you glue or fasten them. Dan

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com One should always prefer the probable impossible to the improbable possible.


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