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I was perusing YouTube and came across this video.

This guy demonstrates what can be accomplished with tools most home woodworkers have and materials others would usually throw out.

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Planers are so awesome. I can't wait to get one. We almost bought a 13" dewalt portable last weekend, but husband didn't get off work in time to pull the trigger. Maybe next weekend heh
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Lots of fiddly detail - really not my style - but nice work. He has a good head for shape and geometry. I wouldn't be running used wood through a planer without scanning it with a metal detector. It might have been edited out.
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Planers are so awesome. I can't wait to get one. We almost bought a 13" dewalt portable last weekend, but husband didn't get off work in time to pull the trigger. Maybe next weekend heh
I have a WEN 6550. It works beautifully and cost substantially less than DeWalt, Delta or Porter-Cable. You can read my review of it here.

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Lots of fiddly detail - really not my style - but nice work. He has a good head for shape and geometry. I wouldn't be running used wood through a planer without scanning it with a metal detector. It might have been edited out.
Judging by the organized stack against the wall, it appears he spends quite some time disassembling and organizing the wood. It is reasonable to conclude a good bit of that time is spent finding and removing nails or other debris that could damage the planer blades.
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I have a WEN 6550. It works beautifully and cost substantially less than DeWalt, Delta or Porter-Cable. You can read my review of it here.
I eyeballed one of the WEN's somewhere, they get really good reviews for sure.

However, we're kind of a Dewalt fan boy family so until we're getting a huge floor model it'll haveta be black n' yella :P
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I bought an old MaKita Electric Works Planer/Jointer combo unit off of CL, it needs restoration. But before the PO died, the widow said that it her husband loved it. I just need to replace the rollers, or refurbish them. They don't grab anymore.

It is a cast iron beast, it came with extra blades, multiple manuals. etc..

Once I get some time, I can't wait to use it.

I have a Makita hand planer, I have had it for over 10 years. Used it in countless things from making a door fit to planing a floor. It is a little 4" electric one and I love it.

I have a few cheap hand planes. And a couple good hand planes. I just need to learn how to do a better job on sharpening them. Maybe get some better sharpening stones.

I envy you your DeWalt planer, I have thought about getting a portable Ridgid one if I ever find it on sale. Along with a stand.
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I love my WEN and use it on a fairly regular basis both for smoothing rough lumber and planing to a specific thickness.

The video shows what one can get from planing pallet wood. There is a certain character and beauty to wood with blemishes depending on the project for which they are used.
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^^ I've actually been hording pallet wood in preparation for when I get a planer :P We eyeballed one at Home Depot but it wouldn't fit in the cart we had lol
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^^ I've actually been hording pallet wood in preparation for when I get a planer :P We eyeballed one at Home Depot but it wouldn't fit in the cart we had lol
Get a bigger cart.
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If it's different kinds of wood, won't the pieces wear differently & deteriorate at different rates?
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If it's different kinds of wood, won't the pieces wear differently & deteriorate at different rates?
If you are using it for something like flooring or outdoor projects, perhaps. This could be mitigated by the use of a quality finish.

For indoor projects, it is highly unlikely this would be an issue.
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