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Offline Cheese

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Re: Running torsion box through planer
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2017, 10:40 PM »
I think that could also be improved by adding a temporary sacrificial piece to the ends. Couple 2x blocks or the like.

Ya I like that, hot melt some substructure to the end to prevent blow-out. Afterwards remove the substructure.

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Offline Paul G

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Re: Running torsion box through planer
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2017, 11:04 PM »
That went better than I thought it might, what kind of plywood is that?
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Offline Mr_Mod

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Re: Running torsion box through planer
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2017, 05:18 AM »
What is the stand that the planer is sitting on, looks cool and wouldnt mind one

Offline Mismarked

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Re: Running torsion box through planer
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2017, 08:11 AM »
What is the stand that the planer is sitting on, looks cool and wouldnt mind one

Husky folding table from Home Depot, about 15 years old.  Not sure if they still sell it.

Offline kevinculle

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Re: Running torsion box through planer
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2017, 08:33 AM »
Not to hijack but the Dewalt stand for the DW735 is very sturdy and not badly priced and there are extension infeed/outfeed tables...if you really want to upgrade its capability a Byrd head is the ticket, also reduces the noise signature nicely!  Back to topic.

You could also run somewhat longer boards lengthwise on either side to protect the ends from being loaded on the leading edge by the feed rollers and to prevent any snipe on the torsion box.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Running torsion box through planer
« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2017, 08:56 AM »
Not to hijack but the Dewalt stand for the DW735 is very sturdy and not badly priced and there are extension infeed/outfeed tables...

I have the portable DW 735 stand with the extension tables...it's a very solid combo and moves effortlessly across the floor. High recommend.

Offline Vondawg

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Re: Running torsion box through planer
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2017, 09:16 AM »
Now that this is all over....some what....just curious, last torsion box I made all the pieces were ripped the same width and when assembles all I did was sand a little glue off here and there, and everything was flush for attaching the top. Did I miss something? Was this to thick and you had to take it down a bit?
There are no mistakes....just new designs.

Offline Mismarked

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Re: Running torsion box through planer
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2017, 09:22 AM »
That went better than I thought it might, what kind of plywood is that?

Not exactly sure.  Bought it from a local hardwood supplier.  Three plies and stain grade veneer on one side and some lighter colored veneer on the other.

Offline Mismarked

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Re: Running torsion box through planer
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2017, 09:28 AM »
Now that this is all over....some what....just curious, last torsion box I made all the pieces were ripped the same width and when assembles all I did was sand a little glue off here and there, and everything was flush for attaching the top. Did I miss something? Was this to thick and you had to take it down a bit?

This was my first try at a torsion box.  I ripped all of the pieces the same width and then notched them, but not deep enough notches. A half mm deeper would have allowed everything to sit flat.

Offline Mismarked

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Re: Running torsion box through planer
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2017, 09:34 AM »
Not to hijack but the Dewalt stand for the DW735 is very sturdy and not badly priced and there are extension infeed/outfeed tables...if you really want to upgrade its capability a Byrd head is the ticket, also reduces the noise signature nicely!  Back to topic.

You could also run somewhat longer boards lengthwise on either side to protect the ends from being loaded on the leading edge by the feed rollers and to prevent any snipe on the torsion box.

Thanks. I will check it out.  The planer is really heavy to carry around.  I was also contemplating making a flip stand with the planer on one side and the rigid spindle sander on the other. 

Offline antss

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Re: Running torsion box through planer
« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2017, 09:41 PM »
What is the stand that the planer is sitting on, looks cool and wouldnt mind one

This is the latest version of that stand.  Basically the same except the aluminum has been replaced by plastic.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-X-Workhorse-Workbench-17185155/202021304

Offline Jasonj888

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Re: Running torsion box through planer
« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2017, 05:23 PM »
I would call the passes through the planer a success overall. I would leave the ends off, finish planing, then trim the ends to width on the table saw and glue them on again. Thanks for posting the video, I learned something from it.