Ive been planing about 80 BF of maple for some cabinet doors. That's a lot of time to think about world affairs, social issues, and just plain humming (it's amazing how good you sound with ear protection on).
But I wanted to get some feed back from everyone about your technique for planing boards.
My process is:
I joint one side, cup side down with the grain till its nice and flat then I go to the planer and plane the rough side till its flat then I switch to rotating the board end-on-end (to keep the direction of the grain consistent) and continue to plane the boards alternating sides with every pass. My reasoning for this is that I will be taking approximately an even amount of wood from each side of the board therefore relieving tension equally from both sides. I reason that the board will be less prone to warping, twisting, or cupping.
Is this a reasonable assumption? Or am I just keeping myself from going mind numb while I plane 80 BF of lumber?
As always; anxious to hear from the all the sages.