Workaround My Planer Isn T Big Enough
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I have been building furniture and cabinets for almost 30 years.For most of those years I've owned a 13-in.planer.Of course, there have been plenty of times when I found myself wishing for something bigger, but as the old saying goes, 'Necessity (and I would add, a lack of funds) is the mother of invention.
' Here are some tricks I use to increase the capacity, or at least the capabilities, of my planer and perform tasks not usually associated with a machine best known for making boards thinner.Scenario 1: A Section At A Time.
An obvious problem occurs with a large glue up, for instance a table top.If you glue up the whole thing at once, you're faced with hours of laborious belt sanding with questionable results or an expensive trip to a shop with a wide belt sander.
A simple strategy is to glue up the wood in sections that fit your planer.Once each section is surfaced, carefully glue them up one section at a time.Surface a Large Slab in Sections.Build up large slabs with planer-sized sections.
Each section consists of glued up boards that have been surfaced through a planer.Carefully glue the...