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Forum topic by FloridaCracker posted 03-28-2017 06:43 PM 311 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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FloridaCracker

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03-28-2017 06:43 PM

Ok so what the best angle to avoid splits? Or whats the best wood? Currently making some around 10 inch diameter on about a 30-40 degree angle out of sweet gum maple. My daughter want some for her wedding reception to be used as cheese serving trays. I started last night cut 12 for a test run. Now I will run them thru the planner before finishing. Another question how or when should the logs be cut to keep the bark on?

A cookie a slice from the end of a log

-- FloridaCracker


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#1 posted 03-28-2017 09:56 PM

Be very careful running endgrain through the planer. The wood can fracture on the growth rings, resulting in an explosion with shards of wood traveling at injurious speeds throughout your shop.

Best is to use a drum sander or a flattening jig with your router.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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#2 posted 03-29-2017 12:35 PM

Did not think of that. Thanks

-- FloridaCracker

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