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Runners secure short stock

Runners secure short stock

Scrapwood runners help you get use from cutoffs, like this 8" piece of leopardwood. Because most planers won't safely and accurately machine single workpieces shorter than 12", use special runners when you need to plane a board that short, as shown. To do this, glue sacrificial runners - at least 12" long and slightly thicker than the workpiece - to your stock's edges. Be certain to glue the carriers parallel to each other so they will maintain equal contact with the feed rollers. Wipe away glue squeeze-out that will nick the knives. Once you've milled your board to the desired thickness, rip away the runners on the tablesaw.

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Comments (2)
jeffropapa wrote:

I woodn't be afraid to try the dbl side tape on some scrap wood.

2/20/2015 07:54:53 AM Report Abuse
rpbobb wrote:

Can you use double backed tape to hold the runners? It would need to be below the depth you plan to plane.

3/2/2012 06:18:34 AM Report Abuse

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