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Im a new hobbist woodworker and could use some advice. I have started a project as of late and now have reached a stumbling block. My project is a bar for my rec-room the basic shell is assembled and im looking to use some old hardwood(from pallets) for the facing and top of the bar. The stock is 48", long 5", wide and 1/2" thick. The problem im running into is the boards need to be planed down due to cupping and age problem is I dont have access to a thickness planer. I have heard that a router (which I have) and the proper bit would do but im not sure how to go about this. I know what youre thinking...find better stock! But the project is almost 100% recycled materials and I want to keep it that way. Plus I think it will look great when its finished off properly. Any help that can be forwarded (plus pictures) would be greatly appreciated.

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You'll want to use skis. Search the forum for "skiis" and you'll get some info.



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Hello all!

Im a new hobbist woodworker and could use some advice. I have started a project as of late and now have reached a stumbling block. My project is a bar for my rec-room the basic shell is assembled and im looking to use some old hardwood(from pallets) for the facing and top of the bar. The stock is 48", long 5", wide and 1/2" thick. The problem im running into is the boards need to be planed down due to cupping and age problem is I dont have access to a thickness planer. I have heard that a router (which I have) and the proper bit would do but im not sure how to go about this. I know what youre thinking...find better stock! But the project is almost 100% recycled materials and I want to keep it that way. Plus I think it will look great when its finished off properly. Any help that can be forwarded (plus pictures) would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi & welcome,
I will also add that you should put down some plywood on the top (if you haven't already) before you use your recycled pallet wood. The top would sag if you used just your 1/2" material especially after you plane them down to eliminate the cupping.

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If the 1/2" thick boards are cupped badly, they may not be of much use. The pressure rollers on a thickness planer will squash the cupping in front of the cutters, so you'd end up with thinner boards that are still cupped when they come out the back side.

Sometimes, ripping and crosscutting warped boards can produce useful (smaller, of course) pieces. But, ripping cupped or otherwise warped boards can be dangerous, even if your table saw has a riving knife.

If the reclaimed wood has weathered nicely, you might consider cutting it into shorter pieces, and attaching them to the front of the bar in a butcher-block style layout on top of a plywood underlayment. I'd use good, straight stock for the top, however. You'll want the top to remain flat and smooth.

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