Using the planer to remove a bow?

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Forum topic by HarleySoftailDeuce posted 08-03-2009 04:29 PM 1791 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-03-2009 04:29 PM

Hello everyone !
I’m trying to remove a bow from a piece of cherry. Should I plane the convex or concave side first? I just used my 13” planer for the first time on this past Sunday.
I have a Rigid planer.

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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#1 posted 08-03-2009 04:39 PM

to get the bow out you need to joint the board first then run it through the planer, if you just run it through the planer you will get a thinner board with a bow.

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#2 posted 08-03-2009 05:04 PM

Joint first like Roper said

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#3 posted 08-03-2009 05:10 PM

Thanks guys! This site is great !
I hope your projects are going well.


-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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#4 posted 08-03-2009 05:15 PM

Ditto, If its not to bad or you don’t have a joiner, You can use a hand plane.

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