Yes. You build a sled to carry the board, and shim it (using any number
of methods to hold it in place, from side wedges to hot glue) so that
the sled is the bottom reference plane. Then take light passes (1/32 to
1/16 max) until you have a coplanar top.
Here's one solution, using shims and double-sided tape:
Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
- Mark Twain.
Have Delta 13" planer myself and have done this several times.
The boards I've done have usually been in the 4-6' length.
I've just 'stood' them on one edge, directly on the table and eased them
Only once has it tried to tip and that was probably my fault since I was
trying to go across
the table at an angle. Doesn't work very well as the rollers want it to go
Make sure the infeed and outfeed table are level also.
Finally, as the board exits the planer lifting up on the far end just a bit,
helps avoid any snipe.
That being said, having a sled to rest the board on and push it through as
Dave mentioned is
a very good idea also.
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