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.
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.
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.
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