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The problem with skip planing and thicknessing ..

Derek Cohen (in Perth, Australia)
The problem with skip planing is that it will roughly level a side of a board without concern for maximising thickness. Wide boards are more vulnerable here.

Wood moves, so even planed and thicknessed boards will need to be redone.

Rough boards offer one the opportunity to plane and thickness only the section required. Planing a short section will remove less waste than planing a long section.

Therefore, choose only rough timber/lumber and maximise the thickness possible.

Regards from Perth

Derek

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