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04-06-2009 11:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question ash planer milling

I am making some drawer bottoms that will be about 12” x 17” with the grain going in the 12” direction. In order to run them through my planer, I would have to plane across rather than with the grain. Can I expect this to be a problem and and should I try to avoid this operation? Maybe plane to final thickness and then glue and sand?



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#1 posted 04-07-2009 04:18 PM


I must admitt that I have never attempted this… I do not think this is a good idea, and if you try it do not stand behind the machine, especially if it does not have anti-kickback dogs.

I think your second notion is better and what I would do in your situation, plane to just a hair thicker than your final thickness (0.5 mm) then, with clean, straight, hardwood packers (at least 4 maybe six, for across )top middle and bottom) and well dosed out glue portion and you have it made. and little sanding and glue scraping, but thats not a problem normally.

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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