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Online williwaw

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Re: Tapers with a planer
« Reply #40 on: January 05, 2021, 04:43:10 PM »
With a little practice you can cut perfect tapers with a thinkness planer using a good heavy sled.

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how thick works for you James? I can see too thick being a problem if they warp from drying

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Re: Tapers with a planer
« Reply #41 on: January 05, 2021, 04:49:34 PM »
James, you should educate us with a video of your planer technique. I would get off my high horse to watch that one for sure :thumbsup:

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Re: Tapers with a planer
« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2021, 05:16:25 PM »
James, you should educate us with a video of your planer technique. I would get off my high horse to watch that one for sure :thumbsup:

I watched him do it :thumbsup:
You put it on a sled and run it threw, If I remember correctly it went threw the planer faster than a baby drumsander.
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Re: Tapers with a planer
« Reply #43 on: January 05, 2021, 06:10:48 PM »
What kind of planer are we talking about here? I'm guessing it must be one of those bench top hobby planers, cause I can't imagine running .200" tapered slats thru my 15" Delta. Don't think there would be anything usable coming out the other side.

Offline oldandslow

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Re: Tapers with a planer
« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2021, 08:02:22 PM »
I'd certainly come to your shop if I was close enuf.
I put new blades in my planer and they still begin getting tear out as they get thin...
I got a taper sled now and cut them on the table saw. Works ok...but I've a plan to build a purpose built lam sander from a motor and drum.

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Re: Tapers with a planer
« Reply #45 on: January 05, 2021, 08:05:30 PM »
What kind of planer are we talking about here? I'm guessing it must be one of those bench top hobby planers, cause I can't imagine running .200" tapered slats thru my 15" Delta. Don't think there would be anything usable coming out the other side.

Maybe a helical? Probably get less tearout with those tiny blades?

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Re: Tapers with a planer
« Reply #46 on: January 17, 2021, 09:05:25 PM »
 Also use the planer with a sled I got from Kenny.
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Re: Tapers with a planer
« Reply #47 on: January 18, 2021, 11:06:04 AM »
I'm thinking the planer thing is like urban legend. Didn't happen without pics ;)

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