Reply by WIwoodworker

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Planing Curly Maple Question

View WIwoodworker's profile


65 posts in 3697 days

#1 posted 07-16-2012 02:44 AM

Hi Steve. If it’s tear out there are a number of ways to reduce/eliminate that problem (planing with the grain, sharp knives, slower feed rate, light passes, etc).

If the spots are more like depressions in the wood then the issue is likely insufficient chip removal on your planer. Check the dust collection path to ensure it’s clear (bench top planers can clog easily especially if you’re taking aggressive passes). If the path is clear maybe take a look at your dust collection system to ensure you have a suitable sized system for your needs.

Just some thoughts that came to mind. Good luck with your project.

-- Allen, Milwaukee, WI

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics