I am about to start building my first SUP. In the book it says that you don't need a thickness planer but it helps. I don't have one and was wondering how to do it without one. Here are my ideas so far. First I can take a collection from all those on this forum so I can buy a new planer(not sure that one is going to work). Second, I can build a second ripping jig to run the boards through to take off the extra material. Third, I could rip the boards down to a width that my handheld planer will take, but that's a lot more gluing. Also, thought about getting a dado blade to take extra material out of the center when ripping. I was wondering what The Chad or anybody else thought?