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12-04-2021 01:50 PM

I’ve got a 3/8” thick piece of UHMW that I bought to use as runners for a crosscut sled. My plan was to cut them 1/16” wider than the table saw miter slots then sneak up on a perfect fit in the planer with the strips upright. The problem is I can’t figure out how to do this. Is the only way to accomplish this is by hot gluing it to a wider board the same thickness and then run it through?


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#1 posted 12-04-2021 02:01 PM

That sounds like it will work. You might try a longer hand plane as an alternative. UHMW plastics hand plane very nicely.
That is a plastic that is very oily, make sure that the glue sticks so that you done’ have a spear-like projectile

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#2 posted 12-04-2021 02:21 PM

Or maybe I should just sneak up on the width of the cut on the tablesaw! Duh!

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#3 posted 12-04-2021 02:25 PM

Screw it to a solid piece of wood of the same thickness. Then plane both.

I don’t think you will never glue it to anything and if you try you are taking a BIG risk.

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#4 posted 12-04-2021 02:45 PM

Don’t complicate things. I would just use the table saw. Start 1/32 over and nudge the fence until they fit.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#5 posted 12-04-2021 03:41 PM

I’m not even sure hot glue would stick to UHMW.

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#6 posted 12-04-2021 04:32 PM

Just clamp it in a vise and sneak up on it with a hand plane

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#7 posted 12-04-2021 04:51 PM

Clamp a supporting piece and UHMW in a vise and plane it.

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#8 posted 12-04-2021 05:21 PM

I agree with SMP.

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#9 posted 12-04-2021 05:23 PM

If you have a shoulder or rabbet plane you can plane it down after you attach it to the base.

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#10 posted 12-04-2021 05:40 PM

I don’t have a hand plane. I do have a card scraper I bought and have never used. Wonder if that will work. I guess I can try it.

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#11 posted 12-04-2021 05:52 PM

Run it over the jointer?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#12 posted 12-04-2021 05:54 PM



I don’t have a hand plane. I do have a card scraper I bought and have never used. Wonder if that will work. I guess I can try it.

- noone

This sounds like a reason to start buying some to me.

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