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Forum topic by Jon_Banquer posted 1412 days ago 2516 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jon_Banquer

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1412 days ago

Has anyone used one of these?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aWze4UM32U&feature=player_embedded

I’ve got a bunch of used maple butcher block tops that I need to resurface that are filled with 1/8” deep dents. For weeks I’ve been thinking about the best way to do them. Hand planing out 1/8” dents doesn’t seem like the best use of time and energy for doing this job.

This Woodhaven Planing Sled requires that you supply the rails.

It’s not clear to me how the work should be supported with this setup. In the video the work appears to magically float above the user supplied rails. :)

For the sides of these maple butcher block tops, which also have 1/8” deep dents, I was thinking about using an portable electric planer to remove the 1/8” dents as I don’t own a jointer.

http://www.mcfeelys.com/product/574543/EHL-65-Electric-One-Handed-Festool-Planer

-- Jon Banquer San Diego, CA CAD / CAM programmer, CNC Machinist


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Jon_Banquer

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#1 posted 1412 days ago

Joe,

Thanks for the suggestion. On these tops I don’t wish to take the inlay approach

-- Jon Banquer San Diego, CA CAD / CAM programmer, CNC Machinist

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dq2

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#2 posted 1412 days ago

I took a look at the video and then saw another one for “Plane a large table top flat using just a router”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqhQutXvyDM&feature=related
He built his own and it looks easier to use.

-- - DQ in Phoenix -

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 1412 days ago

dq2 That is a great find :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Jon_Banquer

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#4 posted 1412 days ago

Seems like the string method discussed in the link below would save some time getting the rails to be on the same plane.

http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/flattenaworkbenchwitharouter.aspx

-- Jon Banquer San Diego, CA CAD / CAM programmer, CNC Machinist

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