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Forum topic by Lloyd Davies posted 01-11-2010 10:09 AM 2186 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lloyd Davies

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01-11-2010 10:09 AM

Topic tags/keywords: resource question planer bent lamination laminate lamination

I am have cut with a band saw some pieces of walnut that are 12” by 6” and about 1/4” thick. Once side of each piece is flat; the other has band saw marks. When I am done I am going to bend and laminate the pieces. I don’t own a thickness sander so was thinking of taping the walnut pieces to a thicker pieces of scrap wood and putting them through my thickness planer. So the planer would think it is planing a 12” x 6” x 1” solid piece of wood.

Any thoughts on the best type of double sided tape to use for this?

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 01-11-2010 03:08 PM

Lloyd, one thing you might want to consider is sanding the board by hand. Bascially this consists of making a jig from mdf and putting a couple of dowels in it for handles. Attach some self-adhesive sandpaper to the underside of the jig and you can thickness sand small pieces by hand.

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#2 posted 01-11-2010 03:12 PM

Carpet tape. Also, a small cleat at the end of a sled will help hold the thinner stock in place. The force will be mainly lateral in this application.

-- It's only wood.

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#3 posted 01-11-2010 04:25 PM

I use this double sided tape, It’s fairly thin but easy to work with and the price is very reasonable.

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Lloyd Davies

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#4 posted 01-11-2010 08:37 PM

Thank you all.

Scott I am having a hard time imagining the jig you talk about and how it works. Is it able to make the piece flat, AND parallel, like a planer might?

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#5 posted 01-11-2010 08:58 PM

I use the left over rolls of tape from the window kits I get. Is very strong although I have never put it through a planer. Just another idea.

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#6 posted 01-12-2010 12:56 AM

Lloyd, this was a e-mail tip that Wood Magazine sent out recently. I did not save it but essentially it is like the following:

Self adhesive sandpaper is attached to the bottom of the block and the thin blank of wood is carpet taped to a flat surface. I remembered it seemed to be built similar to my planer push block:

without the shoe of course.

Hope this helps.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 01-12-2010 01:45 AM

Don’t try the planer 12×6x 1 is even too small to safely put through the planer. Use a random orbit sander to flatten your pieces now. Next time, resaw and run through the planer before cutting so short. Your only chance is to mount the pieces on a longer board and keep them tight together. I use turners tape to attach wood to other pieces, it holds bowl blanks while roughing them, so it should hold these pieces.

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