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09-28-2016 04:18 AM

I am making a hybrid piano (installing a digital keyboard in the shell of an old wood upright piano). I need to widen the platform by about 1/8” on each side in order to fit the digital keyboard. I pulled the veneer off each side.
How would you suggest I plane the wood to remove 1/8 ” from each side (pointed to in photograph 1) so that I have a nice even surface to glue the veneer back on.
I’m an amateur and so would be very grateful for any and all advice.

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#1 posted 09-28-2016 04:51 AM

It depends on what tools you have? A shape chisel might do it, A trim router on it’s side or a router with a long rabbiting bit. Perhaps a block plane, a random orbital sander with 36 grit sand paper. use a forstener drill bit drilling repeatedly and use a chisel to clean out what’s left.

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#2 posted 09-28-2016 04:52 AM

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#3 posted 09-28-2016 01:00 PM

Belt sander, laid on it’s side?

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