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Offline sigmatango

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Planer? or no?
« on: February 11, 2017, 01:59 PM »
I am planning to add a planer to my tool assortment soon, but things are tight moneywise. I have a custom loft bed project coming up, and I'll need to surface my material for that. I do have access to a jointer, but I am trying to figure a way to plane thickness without a planer. Suggestions? Thanks!

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Offline leakyroof

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Re: Planer? or no?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2017, 03:46 PM »
Would it break your budget to have a larger shop machine the wood for you?
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Offline Chris Wong

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Re: Planer? or no?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2017, 07:27 PM »
If the widths of the parts are not great, you can turn the parts on edge and rip them to thickness with a table saw.
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Offline waho6o9

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Re: Planer? or no?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2017, 07:48 PM »
Pay a shop to sand them to thickness with a big sanding machine.