Hello guys, how are you?
I’m very new to woodworking (was looking for a new hobby during quarantine) and I have a doubt that I couldn’t get answered anywhere: can I plane a small log slice using a planer?
I have quite a small slice of pine (less than 11.5″ in diameter and 2″ in height) and I was wondering if I could use my bench planer (I have one very similar to the DeWalt DW733 but mine has 1500W instead o 1800W as the DeWalt) to make it flat.
When I tried googling this I only found people using router jigs but in every case, the slice was too big to fit in a small bench planner, so I was wondering if I can put it through the planner or it is dangerous/can damage the planner.
Obs.: I’ve read some stuff that passing end grain through a planner may cause major kickbacks, but it’s (according to what I read, please correct me if I’m wrong) safe if you are patient and do a lot of small passes. I’m already used to doing from 1/40″ to 1/32″ (0.25mm~1mm) each time so, in this case, would it be safe?
Thanks in advance,