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What is the best way to plane quilted maple. . .

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Wolak, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. What is the best way to plane quilted maple without getting any tear out of the wood? Or. . .is there another option other than using a planer?
  2. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    drum sand it.
  3. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    True... :crying:
  4. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Take it to a place that has a wide belt sander like a Time Saver and have them surface it (unless by chance you have a drum sander). Look up millwork in the yellow pages.
  5. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    I just did this this last weekend with a dewalt 13" 2 speed planer I used the "finish" speed and cut ver small incriment at a time and It worked fine. Now that I have the rough board straight I have to saw it in 1/2 to book match it. Because it is 7" wide and I can only cut 3 on each side with my table saw I have to cut the center 1" with a hand saw. The maple is a lot tougher than I thought. .............t