It's a Bird...No, it's a Planer!

posted Mar 15, 2010, 12:04 PM by Kevin Fodor   [ updated Mar 17, 2010, 11:20 AM ]
Ok, bad joke. Anyway, the next big step was to take these boards which have a very rough sawn surface and thickness plane them to about 3/8". I don't personally have a planer (gotta get one of those) but my woodworking class at the local high school does. So I used their really nice planer to plane these boards down to 3/8" thick. The planer is awesome and did a fantastic job. Lastly, I also needed to joint at least one edge so I could be sure both top and bottom edges were parallel. Again, I don't have a jointer, but my woodworking class does. So I used the jointer to joint one edge. I took the boards back to my table saw and ripped the board against the jointed edge to width (about 4"). Now I have six 3/8" thick boards which are 4" wide each.
Here are the six boards after surfacing to 3/8".