|Forum topic by Buckethead||posted 162 days ago||532 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
162 days ago
It’s a Christmas miracle!
By happy accident, I was delivered three pieces of hard maple which are 8+” x 8+’ x 8/4. (Lucky 8s)
So I had originally wanted them as I saw them at my little Sapele connection, but alas they were destined for another project at the lumber yard. So I just bought another piece of Sapele and some walnut left over from one of their jobs, and went on my way.
I took the walnut with me the upon my visit, but he listed it as hard maple for the 8/4 piece of stock because he didn’t have an entry in his computer for 8/4 walnut
Today they delivered. (The Sapele was too big for me to bring, and they deliver it free to me when it is convenient for them.)
When Harold (charming old delivery guy) showed up, I was doing the lawn. He opened the back door of his P&D truck, and behold! .
So there was the miscommunication. Of course I called immediately, and let him know what had happened, and that I would rush it back over if he wanted. He asked if I still wanted it and I said yes. So it’s mine.
(I hope that wasn’t unbearably long)
Now for the needed advice.
I have an old 12” delta bench top planer which has no in feed nor out feed tables. Is it safe to plane such beefy stock with a makeshift support?
Will the planer handle it adequately?
I intend to build my first workbench top from this stock. I could map it out and break it down as needed, but I am champing at the bit to see what final thicknesses I will be dealing with.
I’m also going to need to build a large jig to do jointing on my subpar table saw, but that’s another issue.
-- Hi. My name is bucket head and I'm a recovering framing carpenter.