Anyone near Louisville, Ky have a wide or drum sander to flatten a glued panel?

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Forum topic by shawnn posted 09-10-2014 06:04 PM 1169 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-10-2014 06:04 PM

I have a 2’x4’ white oak tabletop I need to get flattened. I had been using Louisville Lumber but they changed ownership and no longer do this (reasonably). I don’t have the hand planes to do it and would rather pay someone a reasonable price than spend hours cobbling together a fixture to do it with a router. Thanks!

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#1 posted 09-10-2014 06:23 PM

You could ask on too. There are some
machinery collectors in your area who will no doubt
have the equipment.

Personally I would recommend you acquire a
jack plane and just do it. You’ll probably spend
less time and money that way as opposed
to finding somebody and driving your table
top back and forth. You could mail order a
hand plane.

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#2 posted 09-10-2014 07:06 PM

You could also build your own router sled and accomplish the job yourself – easy build!


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#3 posted 09-10-2014 08:18 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I don’t have any skill with a hand plane. Dad gave me one last week that was his grandfather’s and I’ve had some others for awhile but no chance to learn how to use them. Plus I have pretty bad carpal tunnel. I can’t afford to mangle this top trying to learn on it.

I don’t have a large bit for router sled milling and every penny counts at present so hopefully I can find someone who doesn’t mind a few minutes for a reasonable amount so I can finish this and get it sold.

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#4 posted 09-11-2014 01:09 AM

If you want to drop by, we could give it a try with either my hand planes or the router jig I use to flatten live edge pieces. It depends on how much you need to take off.

I live near UL off Eastern Pkwy.

Send me a private message if you want to try to set something up.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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