A Planer Sled for Milling Lumber
A sled lets you use just your planer to mill wide boards to any thickness
Flattening wide lumber on a 6-in. or 8-in. jointer can be difficult. Arlington, Texas, woodworker Keith Rust has developed an alternative method for surfacing lumber that makes use of his wide bench planer and a shopmade jig. In this video, Rust demonstrates flattening one side of a wide board with the his planer sled. He explains how to set up and adjust the jig for good results.
For more tips on milling lumber, check out
- Flatten Wide Boards on a Small Jointer with Mike Pekovich
- Mill Lumber Safely: A bandsaw and a jigsaw make the process less intimidating
- How to Mill Lumber and Cut Parts to Size
- How to Get Square, Stable Stock