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Table saw planing for laminated desktop(?)

by mdoleman
posted 02-21-2017 03:10 PM


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 02-21-2017 03:26 PM

Knock the twist out w/ a jack plane, take 5 minutes.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 02-21-2017 03:38 PM



Knock the twist out w/ a jack plane, take 5 minutes.

- bondogaposis

This, of course, is the best idea of them all, if only I had a nice set of hand planes and knew how to use them…

I’m more or less a machine wood-worker, which I know must rankle the sensibilities of many folks. But it’s where I’m at. At some point, yes, I would like to have some basic planes, but I still would require the skill to use them properly. And, for this particular application, I would have to get all the pieces planed-down to uniform thickness, which I am guessing would take more than 5 minutes.

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EugdOT

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#3 posted 02-21-2017 04:59 PM

You can get a older plane off ebay for under $60 and sharpen it with some sandpaper on a mdf or glass surface with minimal cost. There are plenty of videos on YouTube for the process, and like most skills only way to learn is to give it a shot. Everything I ever did either diy project or something woodworking is ask questions which is what you doing, then see someone do it to get familiar with the process and try it until I get better and better. If we all said I don’t have the skills we would never try to build anything, everybody needs a starting point. Worse thing you ask more questions. Best of luck.

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bondogaposis

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#4 posted 02-21-2017 05:43 PM

And, for this particular application, I would have to get all the pieces planed-down to uniform thickness, which I am guessing would take more than 5 minutes.

My thought was that you would just knock the high spot off so you wouldn’t have to shim it when you ran it through the table saw. I did not mean that you should four square the board with a hand plane.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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mdoleman

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#5 posted 02-21-2017 06:11 PM



And, for this particular application, I would have to get all the pieces planed-down to uniform thickness, which I am guessing would take more than 5 minutes.

My thought was that you would just knock the high spot off so you wouldn t have to shim it when you ran it through the table saw. I did not mean that you should four square the board with a hand plane.

- bondogaposis

AH! Lightbulb! Thank you for that, and goodness yes, that DOES make a lot of sense! This sounds like the direction I may head: spend some money on a good hand plane, and then apply my table-saw method. Thank you for that!

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sawdustdad

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#6 posted 02-21-2017 06:11 PM

At 6/4 you might as well use that for the top? Why all the resawing? It would be easier to take 1/4 inch off the thickness of the board. If stability is a concern, rip it into 6 to 8 inch boards and glue them up. Chamfer the bottom edge around the perimeter to give it a thinner look.

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Half of all boards cut to a specific length will be too short.

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#7 posted 02-21-2017 06:51 PM

A good set of hand planes or a benchtop planer, take your pick. They will cost about the same.

Oh and then there’s the matter of a new jointer…

It never ends. Trust me.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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