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PLANING & SURFACING WOOD
sa   EDGE JOINT & EDGE JOINTING
sa   PLANE
sa   THICKNESS PLANER
x   SURFACING WOOD
x   THICKNESS PLANING WOOD
xx   EDGE JOINT & EDGE JOINTING
xx   WOOD MILLING
xx   WOODWORKING

Polishing with a plane. How to hand-plane (rather than sand) wood to a final smoothness prior to finishing.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Jul-Aug 1989 (v.5#4) pg. 44

Flattening boards with a bench plane. Learn the techniques of planing by hand, and you'll be able to flatten any board regardless of size.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #15 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 31

How to use hand planes to achieve a smooth surface without leaving gouges in the wood.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #19 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 8

Tip on safely planing end grain cutting boards.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #32 May-Jun 1993 pg. 16

Dimensioning stock. Both machine methods (using jointer and planer) and hand planing methods are detailed. Covers rough-cutting the stock, jointing one face, flattening the opposite face, etc.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #39 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 60
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #42 Dec 1994 pg. 6

Jig for planing boards using a router.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #42 Dec 1994 pg. 28

Tips on removing a bow, twist or cup from wood.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #50 Feb 1996 pg. 16

Jig for hold narrow or thin stock while hand-planing or sanding.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #61 Oct 1997 pg. 32

How to plane the ends of dowels or other round stock without chipping.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #74 Aug 1999 pg. 18

Tips on removing cupping from machined wooden parts.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #77 Dec 1999 pg. 10

Tip on removing knots from No.2 pine boards before running through a thickness planer. This will help prevent blade nicking.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #89 Oct 2001 pg. 22

Wooden stand for holding a hand plane upside down so that small pieces of wood can be planed down by pushing them across the blade with a push block.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #94 Jun 2002 pg. 26

Hand planing lumber. Tools and techniques.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP May 2002 (v.25#7) pg. 20

A 90-degree shooting board that turns your router into an end grain planer.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1994 (v.17#9) pg. 10

Preparation of stock. How to go about the proper preparation of a face side and a face edge of a board. It is from this point that all other measurements will follow. How to determine the correct sides to plane, how to use hand planes or power jointer to prepare the faces, how to plane end grain and other techniques are covered.
FINE WOODWORKING #13 Nov 1978 pg. 50

Learning how to read the grain of a board before feeding it into a surface planer or hand-planing.
FINE WOODWORKING #43 Nov-Dec 1983 pg. 45

A simple jig to do thickness planing on a jointer.
FINE WOODWORKING #48 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 8

Machining stock to dimensions using the jointer and thickness planer. Also shows how to use a table saw to straighten long bowed edges.
FINE WOODWORKING #55 Nov-Dec 1985 pg. 68

Tips on hand planing a surface to minimize the ridges which appear at the intersections of adjacent passes.
FINE WOODWORKING #60 Sep-Oct 1986 pg. 16

Milling large wooden surfaces with a router. Simple jig attached to a swinging door is used to flatten the surface of a 4-ft. diameter tree section.
FINE WOODWORKING #84 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 14

Tip on flattening (surfacing) a badly warped piece of stock using either a router or a table saw with dado blade.
FINE WOODWORKING #87 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 16

Technique for thickness-planing a cupped board and removing the cupping at the same time.
FINE WOODWORKING #91 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 30

Simple jig converts a router into a surface planer for small pieces of wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #92 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 16

Stock preparation. Techniques, equipment, and safety tips for machining rough stock.
FINE WOODWORKING #92 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 56
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #94 May-Jun 1992 pg. 4

How to obtain a flat surface using a handplane.
FINE WOODWORKING #93 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 34

Tip on salvaging short lengths of twisted or warped wood by using hot melt glue and wedges to adhere it to a carrier before flattening the surface using a thickness planer.
FINE WOODWORKING #97 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 16

How to flatten a large laminated tabletop or bench top using only a router.
FINE WOODWORKING #99 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 12

Flat, straight and square. Simple milling sequence yields true stock.
FINE WOODWORKING #102 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 74
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #104 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 6
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #106 May-Jun 1994 pg. 14

Working highly-figured wood. Combine hand tool and machine methods for tearout-free surfaces. Tips on planing, scraping, jointing, sanding, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #105 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 44

Low-tech method for thickness planing strips of wood inlay using a hand plane.
FINE WOODWORKING #114 Sep-Oct 1995 pg. 14

Flattening wide panels by hand using a plane and scraper.
FINE WOODWORKING #118 May-Jun 1996 pg. 69

Determining grain direction when handplaning wood to avoid tearout.
FINE WOODWORKING #119 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 12

How to avoid tearout when handplaning.
FINE WOODWORKING #126 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 18

From rough to finish. Using machines to remove cup, crook, twist and other defects from lumber.
FINE WOODWORKING #131 Jul-Aug 1998 pg. 56

Technique for handplaning a consistent convex shape.
FINE WOODWORKING #132 Sep-Oct 1998 pg. 16

Tip suggests how to take a slight warp out of wood.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1996 (v.24#1) pg. 18

Power tool jigs for routers. (1) Surfacing jig does the work of both a planer and a jointer. (2) Edge guide. A better design for cutting moldings, rabbets, and dadoes combines a clear acrylic base with a pivoting (adjustable) fence.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1994 (v.171#11) pg. 112

Use a table or band saw as a planer.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1963 (v.182#1) pg. 134

Preparing stock by hand using a plane.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #40 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 (v.7#4) pg. 22

Preparing stock. Making your lumber flat, straight and precisely thick eliminates numerous hassles throughout a project. Advice on jointing, planing, and edge gluing.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #83 Mar 1995 (v.14#5) pg. 18

Tip on preventing a wide board from warping by installing tapered dovetail-section battens.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #103 Jul 1998 (v.18#3) pg. 14

Drill press or radial saw planes lumber.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS #214 Feb 1963 (v.34#2) pg. 94

Stock preparation. Step-by-step procedures for cutting to rough size, jointing, thicknessing, and cutting to finished size.
SHOPNOTES #14 Mar 1994 (v.3) pg. 12

The key to identifying lumber grain is "reading" the end of the board. Some tips.
SHOPNOTES #19 Jan 1995 (v.4) pg. 30

Router thicknessing jig can handle thinner stock, wider panels and cupped or warped work pieces. The work piece stays put while the router (equipped with a bottom-cleaning bit) is moved over the work piece using a simple carriage mechanism.
SHOPNOTES #21 May 1995 (v.4) pg. 16

Tip: Use line chalk to locate low spots when hand-planing the surface of a glued-up piece.
WOOD MAGAZINE #5 Jun 1985 (v.2#3) pg. 82

How to use a router as a surface planer for a small piece of wood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #53 Aug 1992 (v.9#5) pg. 20

Tips on dressing rough-sawn wood using a jointer and thickness planer.
WOOD MAGAZINE #82 Oct 1995 (v.12#7) pg. 28

How to flat-plane the face of piece of wood on a jointer using two pushblocks.
WOOD MAGAZINE #87 Apr 1996 (v.13#3) pg. 26

An explanation of "hit-or-miss" planed stock. How to stabilize, face-joint and thickness-plane thicker lumber to end up with flat boards.
WOOD MAGAZINE #110 Dec 1998 (v.15#8) pg. 32
Correction WOOD MAGAZINE #115 Jun 1999 (v.16#4) pg. 6

Simple jig facilitates surfacing small pieces of exotic wood using a block plane.
WOOD MAGAZINE #125 Jul-Aug 2000 (v.17#5) pg. 30

Tip: How to plane lumber to custom thickness using a router and router table.
WOODSMITH #18 Nov 1981 pg. 3

Tip: When gluing up large surfaces (such as tabletops) from smaller boards, be sure to layout the boards so they can be planed easily.
WOODSMITH #23 Sep 1982 pg. 22

Poor man's thickness planer. Tip on using a dado blade and a table saw to form thin stock for panels, etc.
WOODSMITH #55 Feb 1988 pg. 22

How to plane one surface down perfectly flush with another surface without disturbing the lower surface. This technique is often needed when edging around plywood, plastic laminate, etc.
WOODSMITH #56 Apr 1988 pg. 23
Added Info WOODSMITH #58 Aug 1988 pg. 3
Added Info WOODSMITH #59 Oct 1988 pg. 3

Techniques to plane thin pieces of wood without a thickness planer. (1) Equip a hand plane with side runners or sole runners. (2) Use a router table and a straight bit.
WOODSMITH #57 Jun 1988 pg. 22

Working with thin (1/4") wooden stock. (1) Book matching. (2) Edge-gluing. (3) Hand planing. (4) Planing with a router and a simple jig.
WOODSMITH #63 Jun 1989 pg. 12

Tip on using a router to square up the ragged ends of a glued-up panel.
WOODSMITH #91 Feb 1994 (v.16) pg. 4

Technique for hand planing end grain accurately.
WOODWORK #11 Fall 1991 pg. 10

Scrub, jack and jointer. Stock preparation by hand. How to plane for flatness, thickness, and width using a hand plane.
WOODWORK #11 Fall 1991 pg. 38

Machining rough stock to dimension. The basic techniques of cutting, jointing and planing lumber to dimension.
WOODWORK #11 Fall 1991 pg. 44

Understanding machine defects in wood. Learning to make a good diagnostic analysis of the lumber you want to process through a planer in order to avoid problems.
WOODWORK #11 Fall 1991 pg. 48

Planing, scraping, and sanding. The three steps of surface preparation required in order to achieve a mirror-like surface on furniture.
WOODWORK #11 Fall 1991 pg. 52

Jig for jointing (planing) thin veneer.
WOODWORK #13 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 10

Tip on using the table saw miter gauge slot as an accurate gauge of 3/4" when planing wood to that thickness.
WOODWORK #17 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 14

Using a planer (instead of a jointer) to remove twist or warp from a board.
WOODWORK #30 Dec 1994 pg. 14

Surfacing wood with a sequence of hand planes (scrub, jack, fore and jointer).
WOODWORK #45 Jun 1997 pg. 64

Tips and techniques of hand planing from an experienced cabinetmaker and teacher.
WOODWORKER #1071 Feb 1983 (v.87) pg. 89

Tip: Reverse your plane iron when working difficult or wild-grained wood.
WOODWORKER Mar 1987 (v.91#3) pg. 218

Tips on planing ebony.
WOODWORKER May 1987 (v.91#5) pg. 438

Tip on planing (scraping) oak to eliminate grain lifting.
WOODWORKER May 1989 (v.93#5) pg. 445

Jigs for planing, mortising and tenoning with a plunge router.
WOODWORKER Sep 1990 (v.94#9) pg. 894

Micro thicknesser. Use a plunge router and this simple jig to plane long, narrow strips of wood to any desired thickness. The strips can be made uniform thickness or tapered side-to-side.
WOODWORKER Apr 1993 (v.97#4) pg. 88

The shearing cut. An explanation of the reduction in resistance when hand-planing end grain using the shearing cut. A reprint of a 1943 article.
WOODWORKER Apr 1993 (v.97#4) pg. 114

Improved shooting board for planing end grain using a router. Also includes instructions for making small handscrews for use with the shooting board.
WOODWORKER Jul 1994 (v.98#7) pg. 77

Simple router jig for thinning down strips of wood to an even thickness of between 1mm and 2mm.
WOODWORKER Aug 1995 (v.99#8) pg. 82

The beginning woodworker. Methods of producing thin stock. How to handplane or resaw to get the desired thickness.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1982 (v.6#2) pg. 14

The beginning woodworker. Truing and squaring lumber using a hand plane.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1985 (v.9#1) pg. 16

Flattening wide surfaces with the hand plane. Looks at selection of the plane, planing direction, checking for flatness, etc.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1988 (v.12#6) pg. 13

How to flatten rough stock using both hand plane and planer.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1993 (v.17#5) pg. 20

Four steps to squaring up cupped, bowed or twisted stock.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1998 (v.22#6) pg. 24

Surfacing wood using a hand plane and winding sticks. Includes tips on sharpening plane irons, correct bench height, type of plane, etc.
WOODWORKING INTERNATIONAL #18 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 50
Added Info WOODWORKING INTERNATIONAL #19 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 4, 61

Tips on using the Wagner Safe-T-Planer to make molding for picture frames, serving trays, etc. Also use to plane lumber, cut rabbets and tenons, shape raised panels for doors, and make fancy rosettes.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1981 (v.37#5) pg. 76