or Join Now!
home | projects | blog
2128 posts in 3501 days
Collection of mindless ramblings.
By subscribing to the RSS feed you will be notified when new entries are posted on this blog.
904 posts in 3392 days
#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
#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
35047 posts in 3977 days
#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 firstname.lastname@example.org †
#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?
74 posts in 2907 days
#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
#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.
#7 posted 04-18-2009 07:11 PM
Don’t feel bad, I’m working and still feel like that! HAHA!
4014 posts in 3640 days
#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.
#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.
#10 posted 04-29-2009 05:48 PM
I have decided to buy a flat belt sander when I see one I can afford.
8525 posts in 3225 days
#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.
#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.
Go to Pulse page »
©2017 Verticalscope Inc. All Rights Reserved. |
Terms of Service
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