LumberJocks

Reply by papadan

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Is this a stupid idea?

View papadan's profile

papadan

3584 posts in 4214 days


#1 posted 02-20-2017 06:59 PM



I would think for this to work well, the axis of the sanding head/drum would need to be skewed from perpendicular to the direction of stock travel. Otherwise you d end up with long streaks due to stuff getting lodged in the sandpaper.

The skew angle could be anything from 5 degrees to 45 degrees, I have no idea what would work best.
And would likely need to be skewed so that it pushes the work piece against the fence.

- William Shelley


By all rights, any jointer or planer should work better with the cutter head skewed slightly. 5 degrees would make a big difference in performance. It would eliminate snipe for one thing having the blades start the cut at a corner of the board and work across to full cut as the wood progresses and exiting the cutter also. That’s how the helical heads work! Why not skew the straight blade cutter heads?


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com