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I have a thicknesser and it says in the instructions not to plane below 3mm but I need to go down to 2mm. Is there some other way of cutting timber (spruce) down to this thickness or should I chance using my thicknesser ?

Tools I have; Bandsaw, bench saw, mitre saw, thicknesser.
 
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Joe

Stick it on to a thicker piece of wood such as a sheet of 19mm MDF. I would be glue it on with blobs at regualr intervals along it's length and then take very small cuts with thicknesser.
Alternatively, stick it to MDF with a piece of double sided tape along its length.

Never tried this but iot sounds OK tome. I would not stand 'in the firsing line' though, i.e. not on the infeed side just in case the thicknesser rips it up and spits it out

Cheers

Tony
 
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Take it to 3 mm, and use a hand plane for the last 1 mm. You don't actually keep the finish left by a tailed P/T anyway, do you? All those bumps and grooves? 1 mm off by hand, on a fairly well tuned smoother, is only about 5 strokes/side across the width of the piecec (10 strokes in all)
 
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