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Hey was just reading the manual to my new planer thicknesser and it says dont cut composite wood with it, e.g plywood and blockboard as the glue will naker the blade.

So what you do guys do when planing say a 3 peice neck? Is there a lot less wood than say plywood that it doesnt matter as much?


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A 3 piece neck with the grain running all in the same dimension with no voids is very different than a sheet of crappy ply from Home Depot.

+1 Everything I can think of with guitar constructon can be run through any machine during any stage regardless of glue type. Now if you were using a steel body??????

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In the cabinet shop where I work we plane stuff like glued up panels for cabinet doors all the time. Even planed plywood before (clogs up the dust chute because it doesn't leave chips like wood, it leaves strands). The glue can put nicks in the blades that will leave a raised section on the wood where the nicked part wasn't cutting as deep as the rest of the blade. A sharpening will take the nick out most of the time. You might try planing while the glue is still not 100% cured and therefore not 100% hard. Say, glue up in the morning and plane toward the end of the day for an average glue with a clamping time of an hour or two.

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