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MrRon

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06-25-2015 05:25 PM

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I am going to re-saw pine 1/8”+thick. Can I run that through my lunchbox planer to 1/8” thickness without it breaking up?


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#1 posted 06-25-2015 05:32 PM

I don’t believe I would attempt that even with some kind of sled designed for it. I would only briefly consider it if I had a helix head planer but probably still would not try it. I would be hesitant to try anything under 1/4”

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#2 posted 06-25-2015 05:42 PM

It gets a little tough because the leading edge of the thin wood isn’t stiff enough to lay flat against the lifting action of the cutterhead. If you double stick tape the leading edge down to a sled it might work, but no guarantees.

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#3 posted 06-25-2015 05:59 PM

Make a hand plane thicknessing jig. Here’s one from another LJ’s projects, but there are lots of other examples out there in cyberland. Quick, easy and safe.

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#4 posted 06-25-2015 06:04 PM

I wouldn’t, better off with a drum sander.

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#5 posted 06-25-2015 06:17 PM

I agree with Fred but I have planed a lot of pine to 1/8” on my 735 by putting a sacrificial piece up front and then sending the other pieces through butt to head without a break…

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#6 posted 06-25-2015 06:20 PM

Check out The Wood Whisperer and his recent video on planing thin strips.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0BW-dxYiBY

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#7 posted 06-25-2015 09:30 PM

yes you can plane it.

I did 1/8 to make stock before I got a drum sander.
I had a piece of 1/2 inch melamine coated particle board… from one of those closet shoe organizer/shelves that are 10 bucks.

I would put a piece of doublestick Scotch tape under the ends. You only have to deal with the front edge really, base on cutter rotation.

I use the Scotch because it is very thin, so I don’t have to worry about any ghost lines like I would get with carpet tape.
Then I can just run a putty knife under the wood and it pops off the melamine surface

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#8 posted 06-26-2015 06:31 PM

Thanks for all the great input. I was thinking double stick carpet tape, but full length the wood strip. I like the planning jig which may be more appropiate for me as I will be using short strips of wood, around 12” long.

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#9 posted 06-26-2015 06:31 PM

Thanks for all the great input. I was thinking double stick carpet tape, but full length the wood strip. I like the planning jig which may be more appropiate for me as I will be using short strips of wood, around 12” long.

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#10 posted 06-26-2015 10:21 PM

No problem. I used to own a 12” Delta planer and I ran a lot of maple stock through it to get it to the width of a saw blade kerf for projects like the chessboard tray divider shown below. No special treatment, no tape, no sled, just allowed for the customary snipe that was the norm for that machine. By the way, the divider is sitting on the “Benchtop Bench” I recently assembled. No more aching back from bending over. I will have to get the hand cut dovetail bug!

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#11 posted 06-26-2015 10:24 PM

MrRon,

Allow me do edify a fellow ww’er.

You use a pla(1n)er to pla(1n)e wood and when your done pla(1n)ing it you start pla(2n)ing your layout and cut list. Got it?.

Pla(2n)ing is what you do when you’re trying to figure out how to sell the wife on buying a Goldwing.

Oh, and while I’m at it, its plow plane, not plough plane.

And its rabbet not rebate (we are Americans!)

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Kazooman

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#12 posted 06-26-2015 10:52 PM

I am getting DIZZY! I posted my response with the embedded image from my iPad. I looked at the preview and it was fine. now when I look at it on my main computer it is upside down.

I have 33 minutes of edit time left, but I think I will leave it as it is. Quite distinctive.

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#13 posted 06-27-2015 01:52 PM

Showing your arrogance again rwe2156. It was plough before it was plow and it was rebate before it was rabbet.
Most people reading the post know what he was talking about. Even if you had to get out a dictionary to figure it out.

I have run1/8 through my DW735 without any support and it goes through just fine. That’s where my stops kick in so can’t go any thinner and don’t really want to I would be afraid of getting the cutterhead into the table.

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#14 posted 06-29-2015 10:39 AM

Wow did you every miss my point.

I was referring to the British variation of the words.

It was tongue in cheek that’s what “we are American’s” mean.

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#15 posted 06-29-2015 11:19 AM

Ron,
This weekend I was working on the legs for the table I’m building. I laminated 3/4” boards together and put a thin piece on the sides to hide the glue lines. I was planning this ash down this weekend and thought of this thread so I snapped a couple pictures.

This ash has been resawn and planed down to 3/16” without a sled or anything. No snipe, tearout, etc. Just sent through the planer (DW734 w/ stock blades). I probably could’ve gotten it to 1/8” without any problems, but I decided I wanted to do the final planning after these were glued to the leg, since I want their final thickness to be closer to 1/16”.

I think the reason I had zero problems was mindful stock selection. These pieces are pretty straight-grained, no knots, and the grain direction doesn’t change along the length of the piece.


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