I'm thinking how to make a shallow angle - not too important what it is - in wood plank about 3'7" long (see cross section below).

I was thinking maybe a power planer might do but they're for making things flat. Some people on youtube put a bevel free hand but I do not think that would work.

Any ideas? There is the router but I think I'd probably need some fancy jig.

cross section

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    I note that the image is not to scale, you've exagerated the slope.
    – Jasen
    Aug 12, 2018 at 3:27

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The easiest thing would be to rip it on a table saw with the angle and depth set correctly.

  • I have a table saw of the £30-50 variety but I do not think I'd get that to work with this its just too cheaply made.
    – onepound
    Aug 12, 2018 at 9:02

I'd use a hand plane.

Another option is to tape a 2.5mm piece under the toe and run the whole thing though a thicknesser.

  • I do not have access to a thicknesser unless one can be improvised from a power plane.
    – onepound
    Aug 12, 2018 at 9:00

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