planing across the glue joint
I recently made some edge-grain cutting boards as gifts and now I am getting requests for more of them all the time.
After cutting and gluing up the strips for my boards I run them thru my planer to get a nice smooth surface. In doing that I am planing right across several glue joints at the same time. I suppose I should probably be sanding the surface of these boards rather than planing them but I get such a nice surface and very quickly. But, I suppose, doing this is probably dulling my planer knives very quickly as well.
I just wanted to post this and get as many comments and suggestions as I could from all my fellow woodworkers out there, so please all your posts are greatly appreciated