|Forum topic by Letorix||posted 08-01-2011 05:34 AM||1158 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
08-01-2011 05:34 AM
So I made a 8’ reference board out of 2 2” square aluminum stock and 1/2 mdf. I need to plan a lot of hard maple for my work bench and I wanted to try and see if I could get one board flat on its face for a cross cut sled. ( I was off 3/32 using the jointer)
So I made a 6’ table with end lower to fit a miter saw or my planer, topped with MDF, this was made out of scrap I had a round and it is not a work of beauty. Any how I put Minwax Finishing Paste Wax on the table and the bottom of the Reference board.
But when I went to feed the board and secured stock on it the planer didn’t have enough guts to pull the board through by it self, I had to push and pull with a good bit of force to work. I stopped on doing just his one board, I’m worried the feed rollers may wear out.
Note on the out feed side I have 2 rollers on a movable stand. I’m thinking the friction on the bottom of the board is too much for the planer (I’m talking about in side planer, not the table). Any suggestion on reducing the friction? I was thinking of making another board with those ball roller http://www.harborfreight.com/5-8-eighth-inch-roller-ball-bearing-67067.html and let the reference board run on that in the planer.
Anyway I’m a bit at a loss….suggests?
FYI the one board I did do came out really flat, I was super happy with that part.