|Forum topic by ajthomas5009||posted 09-02-2015 02:21 PM||731 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
09-02-2015 02:21 PM
Alright to make a long story short I recently had a little trouble with some end grain cutting boards. This really bothered me because I have a decent amount of experience and shouldn’t have had any issues. I narrowed the problem down to my planer giving an inconsistent surface. Basically the strips I cut were .05 thicker in the middle than at each end. And no I didn’t caliper the snipe.
So I took off my planer sled/aux surface and releveled the beds made sure the sled supports were evenly supported and level with the beds. I then ran 2 scraps threw with 3 passes on each side and measured them with calipers in 6 spots. One board came out at .95 in all 6 spots and the other at .97 . Seems like an improvement because both boards were consistent throughout but still a lil puzzling because of the .02 thickness between them.
Is this acceptable for planer tolerances? my next step is to change and adjust the knives but I’m unsure on what’s an acceptable tolerance?
Can a few of you thickness a cpl scraps and measure them in 2-3 spots on each side and post your results?
I’d appreciate the help on getting to the bottom of this.
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