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Wade Joseph

Making your own planer boards

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Anyone got plans? Thought they shouldn't be too hard to make but was hoping someone has done it already and had plans.

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A few years back we had a work shop and Surface Tension and others brought theirs in for us to check out and measure. I did a quick search to see if anything was posted on here, I saw a little bit. I'll see if I can dig up my notes.

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duh.....(I shoulda thought of that)

THANKS!

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Somewhere they are posted on Duluth forum but its way back.

bwtrout, if you find them please post them.

We'll have to have another work shop this Spring.

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Use cedar or clear pine, you need 2-1"x8"x6'

Board width is 16", height is 6 1/2", length is 34"

I couldn't find the measurements for the locations of the threaded rods or the eyelet. I'll measure mine out and post them tonight. For the angled edge cuts use a block on the circle saw to get more than a 45 degree cut.

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