I was wondering about Corain. What I need to know is what would be the best way to take it from 1/2" down to 3/8" or 1/4". I did run a peice thru the planer. WOW, what a mess that made. There was blue dust all over everything. It did make it nice and smooth. I had to take lighter passes has it booged down the planer. I was afraid to let it mix with the sawdust becouse I was unsure if it is safe to put in a flower bed or not.That is the reason for the mess. So what would you do to reduce the thickness? I did think about taking the planer out side, however I am located next to a large brick building that couses echos and makes loud noises even louder.