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05-08-2009 09:07 PM

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Hi guys

i have a question i have a peice of pippy oak that i would like to use in a box lid but at the moment its to thick for my needs so i was wondering what is the best way to get it to the right thickness i need
i need to lose about 10mm
all thoughts are most welcome


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#1 posted 05-08-2009 09:17 PM

In my shop ,I would bandsaw it to just a bit proud then run it through my surfce sander.

You could jackplane it. ( run a finish line around it to make sure you don’t skate past your thickness.)
Thickness planers will work but you will get snipe if you dont run it with a backing board or sleigh/cradle.
And.. there’s always the jointer if you have one. ( I don’t too cheap! <g>)


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#2 posted 05-08-2009 09:39 PM

The easiest way, find a close by LJer have them use there jointer and planner

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#3 posted 05-08-2009 09:50 PM

I’ve used a jointer to thin down a piece of wood that was to small to run through a planner. I used a good push block (GRR-Ripper to be exact). If you’re worried about tearout though, you can make a cradle for it and run it though a thickness sander. Or if you’re careful, use a belt sander (hand or pedestal).

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#4 posted 05-08-2009 11:22 PM

What tools/machines do you have?

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#5 posted 05-09-2009 08:55 AM

Hi guys the tools i have are dw743 but i was thinking the knives might get ruined or use my electric planer my bandsaw is to small and the guys at work say that trying to resaw is to dangerous

thanks for your views


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#6 posted 05-21-2009 10:50 PM

one way to plane small parts , make a long shoe for router and one for board with sides that stable router board,
and double tape your work to other (stable it on table ).
both jigs look like shoe box lids without ends . run router board over workpiece and lower router until desired thikness .is achieved . router board must be long enough to run side to side without falling into workpiece.
with this method you can shim project to taper or cant piece if desired , make both big enough to use for other future jobs . make sides of table board high enough to acomodate thicker work (just lower router to any thicness )
make multiple passes so as not to hog bit then sand tool marks .

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#7 posted 05-21-2009 11:56 PM

Skarp thank you so much i like that way and i think i will go that way just need to make the frame lol

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