|Forum topic by DouglasE||posted 05-19-2015 05:45 PM||654 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
05-19-2015 05:45 PM
I’ve crept through these forums for awhile now as I’m new to woodworking and am enjoying it so far. I have past experience in metal working and am now picking up some woodworking skills as well. It is fun!
Anyways, my question:
Over the last weekend I cut down a 75-year old ash tree killed by a lightning strike and decided to rip a couple 4 ft long 3” slabs out of it to make a couple tables and some benches out of the rounded ends (mother-in-law’s request, her tree anyways). When I opened it up I found the lightning channel through the tree but also embedded barbed wire and nails from the 1970-80s. Would the Magnate 270x Surface Planing bits found on Amazon survive planing? They’re Carbide tipped and should survive, but I would like to get some advice from anyone who might have encountered a situation like this before.