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Old October 11th 03, 05:53 AM
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If this is a repeat post, sorry...my service went down and I am not sure the
original made...
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I am making the base for a workbench, and am using douglas fur 4x4x8 posts
for the legs. (Stringers will be dimensioned red oak. Carcass will be 2/3"
red oak plywood.) However, even with the fur F4S, it is a stark contrast to
the red oak. My plan is to rip some thin oak veneers for facings from
existing inventory, use a benchtop planer to get it down to 1/4", and glue
them on the fur posts. I will use a roundover bit on the facings for
appearance sakes. To use the planer, I will need to use a sled.

Q: Has anyone actually used a sled to plan thin strips like this? Do the
strips slide around? Do I need to use some carpet tape to secure them to the
sled? Can I simply use 3/4' cabinet plywood for the sled? Etc, etc, etc..

Please respond ASAP as I would like to try this tomorrow..



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Old October 11th 03, 03:01 PM
Swingman
 
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Default "facings" question

It's "fir", not "fur" and your planer should plane down to 1/4" thickness
without a sled. If not, get another planer.

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I am making the base for a workbench, and am using douglas fur 4x4x8 posts
for the legs. (Stringers will be dimensioned red oak. Carcass will be 2/3"
red oak plywood.) However, even with the fur F4S, it is a stark contrast

to
the red oak. My plan is to rip some thin oak veneers for facings from
existing inventory, use a benchtop planer to get it down to 1/4", and glue
them on the fur posts. I will use a roundover bit on the facings for
appearance sakes. To use the planer, I will need to use a sled.

Q: Has anyone actually used a sled to plan thin strips like this? Do the
strips slide around? Do I need to use some carpet tape to secure them to

the
sled? Can I simply use 3/4' cabinet plywood for the sled? Etc, etc, etc..





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