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Old 06-19-2017, 06:07 PM   #1
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Default Where to find a 3x3 post?

I need a 3x3 post for a furniture build and I cannot find one. I also can't find anyone locally to rip a 4x4 down to a 3x3. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:10 PM   #2
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Sounds like a great reason to buy a table saw....craigslist even
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:12 PM   #3
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Dumb question from an amateur woodworker....is there a reason most people won't rip a 4x4 down to a 3x3? I got a handful of very quick NOs when I asked around.
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:13 PM   #4
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Don't know why someone with a 12" table saw couldn't do it.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:24 PM   #6
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10" will do it! the blade on my Craftsman 10" table saw will raise high enough to rip a 4x4 down to a 3x3. Just ripped some 2x4's sitting on edge, same width or height as a 4x4.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:38 PM   #7
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Lazy or not enuff money. Only reason for some no's
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:41 PM   #8
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Sounds like a great reason to buy a table saw....craigslist even
Yep
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:42 PM   #9
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PM cj7rcool I bet he can hook you up.

Also a good guy to deal with.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:45 PM   #10
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To bad you're not close I'd do it for you.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:02 PM   #11
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A cabinet shop might plain one down.

Or find a cheap plainer.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:19 PM   #12
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Another option is to run it thru a planer until you have it dimensioned.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:28 PM   #13
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To bad you're not close I'd do it for you.
I appreciate the offer man.

For those that mentioned planing it down. Are handheld planers pretty effective? If so, do you have a brand/model you would recommend?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:13 PM   #14
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I appreciate the offer man.

For those that mentioned planing it down. Are handheld planers pretty effective? If so, do you have a brand/model you would recommend?

Thanks in advance.
Not for a 4x4
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:15 PM   #15
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I appreciate the offer man.

For those that mentioned planing it down. Are handheld planers pretty effective? If so, do you have a brand/model you would recommend?

Thanks in advance.
Makita hand planers are my brand of choice, but again,not very effective for planning 1" off of 2 sides of a 4x4... table saw is much easier and you'll use it more in the long run
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:00 PM   #16
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Makita hand planers are my brand of choice, but again,not very effective for planning 1" off of 2 sides of a 4x4... table saw is much easier and you'll use it more in the long run
4x4 = 3 1/2 x 3 1/2

Run it through a planer for furniture
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