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The processing of wood doesn’t get nearly the credit it deserves. If we are talking about a scenario that ends the world as we know it, you are going to have to know how to manipulate wood and metal in order to survive. You will likely leave your home behind and have to build a new one. That is a terrifying but very real situation when you consider it. These skills are not impossible to learn but they will require the right tools and some skill as well.
This is an article about flattening boards with a planer. If you are building you will need boards that are consistent without them you will not be able to build anything that is even decent. So, take advantage of this DIY an learn how to get the most out of your planer and be sure you have that tool in your bag.