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Forum topic by lumberjoe posted 05-21-2012 05:54 PM 983 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-21-2012 05:54 PM

I am making 2 nightstands/end tables out of red oak. My wife likes to change everything about my projects when I am halfway through, making things even more complicated. These will end up about 6” shorter than the plans called for. Given that, the legs are too “chunky” now. Is there any reason I couldn’t send all 4 sides through my planer? I want to take them down from 1 3/4” to 1 3/8”. I could do it on the table saw, but I’d have to remove all the guards. Working that close to the blade with thick red oak and no guards does not seem like good times to me. I would take many extremely light passes as oak tends to tear out a lot.

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#1 posted 05-21-2012 05:58 PM

No reason at all. Plane away.
Bill

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#2 posted 05-21-2012 06:08 PM

Thanks bill. I wasn’t sure about putting side grain through a planer, but so far I’ve only used it to clean up rough cut lumber

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