Planer Sleds come up now and again. I had a cause to use mine today so thought I'd post. I got some construction lumber that had been left out in the weather. Its ugly, but free. The boards were too thick to go through on the sled so I had to take about 1/8" off before I could start:
Here's the planer sled down off the lumber rack (where he sleeps till needed):
Here's a close up of the adjusting wedges. The screw is just finger tightened to make sure nothing is released into the wild whilst passing through the planer:
I rub chalk on the surface to check progress:
Got it all in one run (this almost never happens):
Put the sled away, flip the board and plane the other side to make the faces parallel, a few swipes on the jointer and I have some free lumber that can be milled into various boards for prototypes or other odd jobs:
Pardon the "ugly wall" in the background. that's the one I'm going to repair, paint, cleat and organize any day now . . . . .