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    How to prevent tearout when planing

    I been having issues planning some figured maple. Will misting help prevent it, I am getting sick on planeing wood only to hear the sicking sound of big chips coming from my planer on the final pass..
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    Time to get your self a wide belt sander Don, best way I know of avoiding tear out on figured wood.

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    Tom,
    I'm saving my pennies for a 22/44 but that don't help me on my current project. I even gave up cigars.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    Tom,
    I'm saving my pennies for a 22/44 but that don't help me on my current project. I even gave up cigars.
    I understand that Don, I am saving up for a 36" spare my brother has. Fortunately for me I have access to wide belt sanders close to me, Larry has one, my brother has one and a local cabinet maker friend of mine has one. Check around your area to see if there is one that is available, may cost a per hour price but worth it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Niemi View Post
    Check around your area to see if there is one that is available, may cost a per hour price but worth it
    That's what I'd do, and have done in the past. If you were in the area I'd say you could use mine.
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    Guess you are sure your blades are sharp and you taking light cuts besides the misting. Thats the things that i have heard/read etc.
    cheers

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    Don't plane!

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    new blades, lite cuts,....
    Guess I need to find a way to com up with the $$$$ for the wide belt.
    Maybe I'll win the lottery.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
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    have you tried sending it through at a slight angle, rather than straight through? works for me.
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