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Posted on Running knotty cedar through planer?

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#1 posted 01-11-2013 06:03 PM

I usually glue up a couple boards, then send them through the planer. Makes for quicker work. Just be sure to get the squeeze out off first (I wait an hr or two after glue up, then use a scraper I cut from an old hand saw blade). I used to use biscuits for aligning panels, but I find it quicker, easier, and with better results to use cauls instead. My cauls are just 2” square lengths of maple wrapped in wax paper.

To stabilize with epoxy, just mix the epoxy and work it into the knot with a putty knife or something similar. Just a heads up, depending on how much epoxy you have to press in there, it could take a day ro two for it to fully cure, even when using the 5-minute epoxies.

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