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#1 posted 04-15-2019 01:53 AM

If you have to put those boards through a planer, my first step has always been to run a belt sander over the surface. Then hold it up to the light and the heads of any nails will have been shined up so you can see them and remove them. I used to plane a bunch of reclaimed cypress from demolished houses. They were full of nails, pins, tacks, and I never once ruined a planer blade. Metal detector wands didn’t work too well on that wood.

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