thin long board planing
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20 September 2016 at 4:16 pm #140488
How to plane thin long board ~8x100x1000 mm . How to fix it to the workbench?20 September 2016 at 4:42 pm #140493
Simple might be best.
1. Clamp a 6mm (less than 8mm) thick strip of wood on the bench at the end of the board where you will finish your planing strokes. The grain direction would dictate that. That’s your planing stop.
2. Then use a couple of clamps to hold the long workpiece flat, because I’d bet that when you start planing, that board will want to flex. At least one near the planing stop.
3. Make sure the clamp faces are padded, maybe with more thin wood, so that you don’t dent that 8mm thin wood.
4. Move the clamps around as you plane different parts of the wood face.
5. Wood costs money, so I would test start at the very beginning with the plane blade fully retracted, just to make sure that the work piece holds still, then adjust the blade out a wee little bit at a time.
I’m going to be doing the same thing later this year, so let us know what worked best for you.23 September 2016 at 4:58 am #140793
I use a piece of scrap poplar, about 1/4″ thick as a plane stop. It’s about 8″ long and 1″ wide. I nail it to the top of my bench with two finish nails wherever I need it. I’ve also just put two nails directly in the the bench at a slight angle on either end of a thin piece, low enough your plane isn’t in danger. One at either end that sort of pinches the piece down. You may need to give yourself some extra length in case the nails dent the end grain.
Good luck. Kevin25 September 2016 at 12:40 pm #140849
I clamped bottom right corner additionally to a thin planing stop. With sharp iron, thin shavings careful work, it works. It is not bending. Thank you for advice.17 October 2016 at 5:30 pm #141515
I would put it in the vise on one end. Put a shim on the other side and clamp it. If you have an English style bench, you could use a couple holdfasts on the apron.
Since you piece is only 3′, I would center the board in the vice and just plane it.
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