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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)23:56 UTC+1 No.664054 Report

I'm working on a wooden table and I need to cut about 5-10mm off of the side of a 2x4. I don't have a table-saw and I don't have a hand plane. Would there be any way to shave the wood down with basic tools, maybe rigging something up?
Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)00:25 UTC+1 No.664067 Report

A hand saw or circular saw should handle that easy. You could also chop it off with a hatchette and then sand it flat and smooth.
Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)00:26 UTC+1 No.664069 Report

Like /diy/ your own hand planer? It depends on what you have on hand. You can make your own plane with metal and wood from scratch. Personally, I'd just mark lines and use a handsaw with a sturdy guide. Just go slow.
Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)01:57 UTC+1 No.664131 Report

I probably wasn't specific enough, I have a 4 foot long 2x4 and need to trim down the "4" inches down.

Also, I found a Kobalt hand plane for $30 that I might pick up. I was thinking a decent plane would be atleast $100. I've never heard anything negative against Kobalt.
Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)07:16 UTC+1 No.664243 Report

5-10mm is about 3/16 to 3/8

that's a lot to take off with a manual hand plane...

especially 4' long on the 4" side... a lot of surface area to cover especially if you never used one before..

get an electric hand planer...

or rig up a table saw with your circular saw. it is just an upside down circular saw mounted under a table.

or mark and chisel away

or ask someone with a table saw... neighbors???
Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)07:20 UTC+1 No.664244 Report


kobalt is just a Lowes branded OEM product

quality will vary
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