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planing knots

I am new to woodworking and looking for advice….. I’m trying to plane a warped board to make something (have yet to decide what to make next), but there are a few knots in the wood that are giving me trouble while planing. Any ideas/advice as to how to handle them without damaging my plane?

Thank you,

See if you can flatten the board first on a joiner or hand plane.I have spritzed water on highly figured wood before planeing with success.

-- steve66

If you cant get the warp out of the board, its not going to be much good for too many things.

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

I try to avoid knots and generally cut them out before planing unless they are small. I would start with a project in mind before milling the wood, that way if you can use short pieces between the knots you can cut them out if not get a different board.

-- Bondo Gaposis