Alright so I’m about to take my first stab at building a table - this will lead to making 4 other table top like things after. (side table first, kitchen, bedside,?)
SO anyway first one up is going to need roughly 14-16 inch width table top at 18-20 inches long. SO I was asking a guy I know about using his planner to get them even. Then I was going to biscuit join - and use an electric hand planner to level the joint with the boards to even it out.
Trying my hand at using my table saw as a joiner of sorts to square the boards and even the edges. My coworker said I was working too hard. He suggested cutting the boards to just under 6 inches wide - putting them vertically through his planner to act as a joiner - then flip and plane once or twice to keep even. Then biscuit them - and a sander will be all that’s needed for the rest.
SO my 2 questions to the group - if you were to buy a benchtop planner today what would you get and would you consider the new WEN device. 3 blade, 13 inch wide.
Second question have you or would you consider putting boards on edge though one?
I like the idea the more I think about it