Hey all! I have some big old pieces of timber I’m trying to refurbish.
The wood is really solid but they’re all a bit warped/bowed, v heavy, length roughly 1800mm to 2500mm (will cut down). Gave a shot at planing one yesterday and am finding it difficult to get a square plane, I think because it’s so long and heavy. I think the rollers were interfering when I rolled it over the top, like maybe a warped section hit them/changed the angle of the wood running along the blade. They’re too high for the bottom plane
Any ideas of the best way to approach? I think maybe I need to build a sled for them, something like long piece of ply with some framing to create a reasonably flat base, put wood bowed side up and attach to sled/support with expanding foam or wedges, run through bottom planer, turn over.
But at that point maybe it’s easier to just use an electric planer, square as much as possible by hand, work out how to set rollers properly and then run through planer…
Easier is better haha.