Planing 3/4" Stock Cherry


I'm going to make some 1/4" edge capping for 18mm baltic birch plywood on a cabinet I'm finishing. Is there a danger in attempting to plane 3/4" cherry stock down to 18mm. Basically I need to take off 1/32". I'm going to use a 12.5" delta portable planer to do this. I just don't want to screw up an $80 board so I'm wondering if there are other options in making capping. Thx.
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If you use enough that snipe will not matter, it should be okay. Put your mind to rest by trying a sample piece first.
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If I understand this correctly, you are going to plane down the board to 18 mm thick, then cut it to 1/4" for the capping. 18 mm is no problem, just do it in a couple of passes to take off that 1/32. Allow some extra length in case of snipe.
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My source says to consider sticking the trim to a carrier board with double stick.
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Bob AZ wrote:

thx all.
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Personally I would consider attaching it oversized and using a block plane or a router with a flush trim bit to take the 1/32" off afterwards. If you plane it to the exact thickness before attaching you leave yourself no room for error - either yours or the plywoods. Dave Hall
"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." -- G.B. Shaw
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I'm with Dave. Leave it 1/32 proud. You can even use a cabinet scraper to take that much off.
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Dave Balderstone wrote:

Cabinet scraper. Not a bad idea. I can't use a router because of the nature of the layout of the cabinet plus I don't trust myself to hold up the weight of the router.
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Cabinet scrapers qualify as Wonderful Things, in my opinion.
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