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Locton

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Hi can anyone give an opinion on the following. I bought some Iroko for a garden project, after putting the timber through my planer & thicknesser; I am still left with timber that is pitted in parts. My question is, is it the timber being of poor quality, or have I not planed/ thickened it down enough to get rid of the indentations? or is it anything else?

My planer/Thicknesser is fairy new so the blades should be okay and it seems okay on other timber.

Any suggestions,

Locton
 

Chris Knight

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It sounds as though you have tearout where the grain reverses at points. Try taking a very fine cut, and/or reversing the direction of planing or by hand using a well set hand plane, scraping etc.
 

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waterhead37":22nuq7q8 said:
It sounds as though you have tearout where the grain reverses at points. Try taking a very fine cut, and/or reversing the direction of planing or by hand using a well set hand plane, scraping etc.
Chris thanks for your reply, what you have said sounds about right, i will try a very fine cut, on the final cut.

thanks locton
 
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