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Philly

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Hi All
Over on Fine Woodworking's website they have a video showing a chap using a jig to surface plane wide boards on a thickness planer. We all have come up against this-that beautifully figured board is 7 inches wide and your planer is only 6! :? This chap has come up with a novel way of getting around this. Have a look.....
http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworking/pages/wvt095.asp

I think you'll agree, that works pretty sweetly. Gonna have a go at building one of these, I think.

Cheers
Philly :D

p.s. theres also a video by Mario Rodriguez on basic dado stuff on the tablesaw-not one for the "up-tight's" :lol: 8)
http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworking/pages/wvt094.asp
 

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Ah-ha. A classic example of the machines dictating instead of helping methinks...

Philly":nfapnn9u said:
We all have come up against this-that beautifully figured board is 7 inches wide and your planer is only 6! :?
Nope. Still madly British here and thus have a 10" planer thicknesser.


Cheers, Alf

Managing to avoid mentioning the obvious hand tool solution too...
 

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Just a variation on the usual jig for planing uneven boards. Would much prefer a stop on the end of the sled, anti-slip coating or not.

Noel
 

Philly

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O.k. Boys and Girls...
"you have a beautifully figured 11 inch board and your planer is only 10 inches wide........."

You feel better now, smuggy?? :lol:
cheers
Philly :D
(only six inches wide :cry: )
 
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O.k. Boys and Girls...
"you have a beautifully figured 11 inch board and your planer is only 10 inches wide........."
OK - my planer takes up to 12.5" wide and 12" thick. :p

Feeling smug.... 8)
 

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I have a friendly cabinetmaker who lets me use his 20 inch planer. Trouble is I need to find three folk with time to spare just to feed big planks to it - they are so heavy! Result? I have used this facility just once - since when I have found a variety of hand methods that work better (handheld electric planer to start plus one or two LNs to follow up).
 

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Philly":c7mtd3g5 said:
O.k. Boys and Girls...
"you have a beautifully figured 11 inch board and your planer is only 10 inches wide........."
By jove, is that a hand plane opportunity I see before me?


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An 11" wide board?! And beautifully figured?! I'd be too busy wondering who's wood pile I'd got hold of...

philly":c7mtd3g5 said:
(only six inches wide :cry: )
They do say size isn't everything. Lying devils...


Cheers, Alf
 

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Philly,

you could just buy something like this Wadkin planer thicknesser, should cope with most boards your likely to get hold of. :wink:
 

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good grief... that piece o cast iron would go through the floor of my shop....and take half the shop with it.. :lol:

I'll ummm... stick with my hand planes... up to 72" board width, handle anything that can fit in the shop, runs on peanuts... :wink:
 
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