Woodworking Talk banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
G'day. I am an new woodworker who is about to make a cabinet top. I have a 13" planer, a hand plane and some 3/4" rought red oak that I am going to join to accomplish this. I don't have a jointer.

The oak boards are slightly warped and I'm wondering what techniques to use to take the warp out before I plane both sides. Any suggestions?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9 Posts
I know this is not much help but, you need a jointer. The jonter is the first tool to get used in my shop to true one face before going to the planer. You can make a sled for your planer but it is a fairly involved process. There was a how-to in Pop Wood mag a while back, I should still have the issue somewhere. Might have it on their website too. The other think to consider is will you have enough material left after removing the twist and bow from 3/4" stock. I usually figure at least 1/8" of loss from start to finish and at times that is not enough.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
419 Posts
Warp

When you say warped, do you mean they have a crown. Like a flat arch. And if so, how much over the length of your proposed top. The actual deflection may become so small once you cut to your finished working length the actually fastening it to the structure will pull it out for you.

Ed
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
s4s4u, edp....the warp is slight over app an eight foot lenght of 3/4"x8" board. If I did have a jointer, I'm thinking I would have enough material left (unless, of course, my learning curve led me to joint off too much). The warp itself is not a crown, but just a slight raising of one corner over the length. It does not lie flat. I hadn't thought about what it would actually be once I cross cut. It might be so small that I won't have to worry on this project.

Thanks for the feedback, gents.

Terry
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top