I work with a lot of air dried rough cut lumber. I recently built the planer sled originally designed and built by Keith Rust. In the past I have planed the first side of rough lumber smooth with hand planes. This was very labor intensive and time consuming. The sled is the best tool I have added to my shop in years and has greatly reduced preparation time and labor. A word of warning that was in the article and I did not heed. This MUST be dead flat. The first one I built was assembled on a workbench with a very small twist. This twist translated to the sled and to every board I planed. I built another one with more caution and it works wonderfully. Great design, thanks to Keith Rust.
Get It All!
UNLIMITED Membership is like taking a master class in woodworking for less than $10 a month.Start Your Free Trial