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Blog entry by sandhill posted 04-18-2009 02:56 AM 1019 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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ChicoWoodnut

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#1 posted 04-18-2009 03:44 AM

I have never had any luck running figured wood through the planer or jointer. The best I have come up with is planing it close and then using a sander or scraper to bring the surface down. I have done this on figured maple. The birdseyes will pop out if you try to plane them leaving little pecky holes where the birdseyes were.

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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sandhill

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#2 posted 04-18-2009 04:31 AM

That’s exactly whats happening. I guess I will see what a cabinet shop wants to run it

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Karson

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#3 posted 04-18-2009 04:52 AM

I’ve jad some great luck with the spiral head on my planer and jointer. I’ve never had any chipout. I planes some burly, tiger maple from roughsawn to smothness on both sides by only taking 1/16” per side.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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sandhill

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#4 posted 04-18-2009 04:59 AM

I thought about making a conversion to my 20” Grizzly but its not cheep. Do they cut at more of an angle instead of straight on? Kind of slicing?

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Jeremy

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#5 posted 04-18-2009 05:13 PM

Judging by your tag, “I need more tools” why not buy a drum sander? :-) This way you could avoid chip out all together…Just a thought!

-- Jeremy, Rochester, NY

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sandhill

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#6 posted 04-18-2009 05:20 PM

Wish I could afford one. Retired also means broke in my case… It seem like something is always coming up that takes the few extra dollars I am able to raise. Nice Thought though.

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Jeremy

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#7 posted 04-18-2009 07:11 PM

Don’t feel bad, I’m working and still feel like that! HAHA!

-- Jeremy, Rochester, NY

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Douglas Bordner

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#8 posted 04-18-2009 07:56 PM

I have moistened the wood with Mineral Spirits about five minutes before jointing or planing with some success. I generally plan on being a very healthy 1/8˝ over project thickness. And I am happy to have taken the plunge on a 10-20 open-end drum sander for final dimensioning.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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sandhill

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#9 posted 04-18-2009 08:55 PM

I sure would like to get one of them for my shop. The one I want is about $1800.00. I all most got one for $650.00 like new but was to late. Maybe someone will list on on the woodworkerslist web site and I will be first to see it and call.

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sandhill

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#10 posted 04-29-2009 05:48 PM

I have decided to buy a flat belt sander when I see one I can afford.

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PurpLev

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#11 posted 04-29-2009 05:58 PM

mmmm, just a thought- what about using a handplane for final dimensioning and smoothing out the surface?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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sandhill

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#12 posted 04-29-2009 09:33 PM

All I have are smaller planes nothing that could do a large surface. Great idea though. I have the boards glued up and put away till the time comes I can do what I need. I went to a few shops and one wanted $50.00 per top and the other said flat out NO.

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