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Mark

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11-25-2013 08:48 PM

Afternoon all. I need to re-saw some 3/4×6 walnut into 3/8” wide strips ( 3/8×6” ). I will have to run them through my thickness planer to clean up the re-saw and to trim them down to 1/4”. As they say not to try any thing that thin in the planer I guess I need to use a sled. The question is how do I hold the walnut strips on the sled? I thought about putting a stop on the end of the sled…Is that what you would recommend? Thank you. Mark

-- Mark


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TaybulSawz

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#1 posted 11-25-2013 08:54 PM

Put a 11” wide by 3/4” thick piece of MDF on top of your planer bed. This will allow you to plane to 1/4” Make sure your Blades are SUPER Sharp!!

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#2 posted 11-25-2013 08:57 PM

Double sided tape works well for this.

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#3 posted 11-25-2013 09:09 PM

I do it the way taybulsawz suggested, but I use melamine (much more slick).

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#4 posted 11-25-2013 09:19 PM

I have a powerful 3ph planer. I don’t need a stop or tape, the feed rollers are strong enough to send both pieces thru as a unit. Most timbers I can take down to 3mm. with vapor cuts the thinner I go. Too heavy and it comes out the other side as chips. I make veneers to laminate body rests for elec double basses.

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits

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Dan Lyke

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#5 posted 11-25-2013 11:48 PM

I have run 1/8”x3/4” maple through my planer (DeWalt 735, it goes to 1/8”), it bounced on the tail end and sniped, but the rest came through okay. I have also had bad luck trying to run other thin stock through, so your mileage definitely will vary.

For holding it down to a sled: Exterior double-sided carpet tape is your best friend. That stuff finds a gazillion uses in the shop.

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pintodeluxe

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#6 posted 11-25-2013 11:50 PM

I see surface quality decrease at 1/8” thick, but you shouldn’t have any trouble planing to 1/4” thick.
No need for sleds or jigs. Just make the pieces a little longer than needed in case it snipes.

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#7 posted 11-26-2013 01:01 AM

Thank you gentlemen.

-- Mark

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