|Forum topic by Kieth||posted 03-31-2010 07:30 PM||1344 views||0 times favorited||19 replies|
03-31-2010 07:30 PM
Forgive me for I am a 42 year old newb who ran into some good fortune and was able to start a new midlife hobby. I have the tools and still learning how to use them (some of which I have yet to use, like the planer and jointer!). So far I have been successful at making pens and bottle stoppers on the lathe and thats about it with my woodworking experience.
I want to move into another direction and this is my very first attempt. I think my passion is to move to decorative box making. I believe I have everything I need and just about done make a couple cross cut sleds and ready to dig in. My problem is that I bought some 1/2” craftpack bloodwood boards online. They are not perfectly flat even though they have already been milled both sides. Ultimately, my question is how to get these boards flat and ready for the table saw. (ideally, I believe I do not want to go any thinner than 3/8”)
I suspect I already know the answer to my question… I bought a new makita planer and also have a 6” jointer. I have done a bit of research here but would like a more of a specific answer to my particular issue if I could. there isnt any cupping or twist, its just a bit bowed and doesnt lay flat which will ultimately mess up my alignment and joining I believe if I just cut it the way it is. I am still reading and learning and researching about squaring up pieces and all thats involved in 20+ years of woodworking experience of the like I dont have!
I could just throw them through the planer, but I really dont want to ruin exotic wood and just throw away money. That is primarily the reason for this post, probably more looking for supporting info rather than the answer I probably already possess.
any and all advice is greatly appreciated, thanks!