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Forum topic by richardchaos posted 05-12-2017 03:55 PM 871 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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richardchaos

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05-12-2017 03:55 PM

I bought a $400 DeWalt Planner almost 6 months ago but never had opportunity to use it until last week. I have a client that wants me to redbud a very old FIR desk. he wasted it as original as possible including the hardwood drawer runners.

I had a very old piece of red oak I wanted to use. it was like 3×6. by 6 feet one side had a moderate bow in it.

Now remember this is my first power planner…....

AS all of you woodworking vets know a PLANNER will not usually take out a BOW.

I screwed it to a flat piece of poplar with the convex part of the box up! Had to put a few shims under the middle.

The DeWalt planned that sucker like it was butter. Turned it over and flatten it out.

Plus the shavings I can use for packing.

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell


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#1 posted 05-12-2017 05:53 PM

I’ve come to expect this on Craigslist but not here. It’s a planer. It planes. It probably doesn’t do any planning. That’s left to the user.
Chris.

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#2 posted 05-12-2017 06:05 PM

I’m guessing he wrote the post on his phone, since he also misspelled “rebuild” as “redbud.”

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runswithscissors

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#3 posted 05-13-2017 12:33 AM

Actually, I see that on LJ quite often. Of course, it could be autocorrect is to blame here. Sometimes it refuses to accept my spelling of a word even when I know that I’m right (it thinks I mean a different word).

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#4 posted 05-14-2017 04:12 AM

Another one I see quite often is “hobbiest.” That only works if you are talking about degrees of hobbieness. Such as “hobbier”—more hobby than not (or more hobby than someone else); and then “hobbiest”—meaning more hobby-like than anything else, or anyone else; as in “He’s the hobbiest guy I know.”

But if you are a guy who has a hobby, you are a hobbyist. H O B B Y I S T.

Danged auto-correct made it really hard to type this. I’m on the verge of shutting that sucker down.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#5 posted 05-14-2017 11:35 AM

Spelling police is here !

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#6 posted 05-14-2017 12:16 PM

Interesting guys, I am always ready to learn something here on the LJ site. I don’t see it as a correction as much as I do as it being interesting. Doesn’t change my life but explains why most of us cannot communicate effectively. Of course, my wife and I never have that problem…

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#7 posted 05-16-2017 01:29 AM

Controlling loud noises does not make it quite. Controlling loud noises makes it quiet.

The spelling police are here.

What a waste of electrons!

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#8 posted 05-16-2017 05:20 AM

Back on topic. Yes a thickness planer can do a great job flattening boards when you shim them up on a sled. It’s a good alternative when you don’t need to do it often enough to justify the cost and space needed for a jointer.

-- Clin

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richardchaos

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#9 posted 05-16-2017 10:46 AM

Yes I know. Trust me I have been trying to justify MANY additional tools, a Jointer is just one.

Also if you are going to critic everyones spelling whom are arch enemies with the auto-spell you’re going to be some very busy and angry people…


Back on topic. Yes a thickness planer can do a great job flattening boards when you shim them up on a sled. It s a good alternative when you don t need to do it often enough to justify the cost and space needed for a jointer.

- clin

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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