How to Use Scrap Wood and a Clamp to Prevent Breakaway on Your Planer
posted on April 1, 2011 by Woodworker's Journal
Clamp Backups To protect your endgrain from splintering, attach some scrap wood from the clamps and they will protect the boards for quite a while.

It's common for the edge fibers to break away when you plane end grain, unless you back up the workpiece with scrap. My planing jig speeds the process along. I took a quick clamp and removed the pad at one end, then drilled a hole through the clamp head and bolted a scrap of wood to it. The scrap lasts a long time before it's pared down by the plane. I hand-tighten the nut, so replacement is easy to do when the time comes.

posted on April 1, 2011 by Woodworker's Journal
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