|Forum topic by BJODay||posted 01-15-2015 05:51 PM||970 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
01-15-2015 05:51 PM
I started a project. I’m making a cedar bench glider. I did not want to make it out of the 2×4 dimensions in the plans. I thought it would look better if I planed the lumber down to 1.25”.
I checked and pulled some staples from the lumber. I started planing it down, (DW 735). Taking my time, no hurry. I noticed a ridge along the left side. Unfortunate, but easily avoidable. Then I noticed a second ridge a few inches in from the left side. Before a realized it I had 4 ridges across the blade. This didn’t make sense. I stopped and flipped the blades. Then i reexamined the wood. There it was. A ridge that started halfway down the length of the board. I dug out a small pebble. It was not yanked out by the blade, but rather pushed deeper so it could nick a different part of the blade on the next pass.
Maybe if I was taking a deeper cut it might have pulled out only nicking one spot. Oh well. Now I know how to flip the blades.