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Posted on Running knotty cedar through planer?

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#1 posted 01-11-2013 04:49 PM

Thanks for the tips. The cedar is 3/4 to start, and I’m a little wary of planing knotty wood thinner than that (even with epoxy).

I did have another idea, though. The cedar boards I’m working with are mostly 1×4 or 1×6. I think these are narrow enough that I could essentially face joint them on the table saw in two passes – raise the blade half way up, run one face, then flip end for end to get the other face. For safety, in addition to my riving knife I would use a taller auxillary fence, and put featherboards on both the infeed and outfeed side (since there’s no cutoff coming through the outfeed). I also would use a customized pushblock to keep my hand well away from the blade – something like the resawing pushblock shown in this thread


-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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