Pocket & Desk Business Card Case (Part 2) - Removing marks & holding methods

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Project by ChuckM posted 11-23-2011 12:13 AM 1794 views 4 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I resaw boards whenever I can and whenever it’s safe to do so on the tablesaw. Sometimes, machine (burn) marks are left and need to be removed. The best tool to do it is not the sander but the handplane (I usually use a LAJ, followed by a smoother where needed).

The shop was warm today; I spent half an hour cleaning up all the marks on the resawn stock cut last time ( Some sections of the boards have gouge/deep marks that I decided to be unusable.

I used two holding techniques to keep the thin stock (roughly 1/8”) steady on the bench for planing:

a) For long boards, clamp one end on the bench
b) For short pieces, nail a brass escutcheon pin or two on the bench as stop(s). Nail’s head protrudes about 1/16” or less above the bench surface.

Take light cuts (especially when boards are thin) and check stock for uniform thickness often to avoid getting carried away (that’s overplaning).

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#1 posted 11-23-2011 02:37 AM

So neat and simple..Thanks for sharing!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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