|Forum topic by RPHbydayLJbynight||posted 02-24-2014 05:39 AM||736 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
02-24-2014 05:39 AM
Hi everyone, I’m new to LJ and very new to woodworking. I’m on project #3, a computer desk that should be completed tomorrow after I’ve finished my cuts this evening. Project #1 was a farmhouse table + 2 benches from common stud wood purchased from Lowes. Project #2 was an entertainment center from select wood and Purebond plywood from HD.
So far I have a Dewalt circular saw, Hitachi compound miter saw, Bosch orbital sander, Bosch Drill and impact driver, and a Bosch 4100 table saw.
A friend suggested that I purchase a Planar, but I have a few questions I haven’t been able to have answered that I thought you experts would know right off the bat. With a planar I can take rough wood which is cheap and turn it into a great board that I can throw into one of my projects. My question is will this board be as smooth as the select pine that I can find at HD? It takes a while to sort through these boards to find something that is useable and straight and then I end up settling for something that is nearly perfect and spend a premium price on it anyways.
My projects are endless to fill this new house with furniture, but the rate limiting step (besides time) seems to be quality boards.
The two planer’s I’ve looked at are the Mikita and Dewalt with about a ~550 price range.