Journal of my wood working #10: 7/17/12

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Blog entry by Gatorjim posted 07-18-2012 01:33 AM 1292 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Been slacking on this blog but oh well I been putting some time in the shop but its been to darn hot. At the suggeston from a coworker I made a zero clerance insert for my table saw they came out ok after one major screwup. I tried to make one out of lexan it fit good but when i went to raise the blade through it with a stack dado blade it grabed it broke it in half and tossed it across the shop. I am glad I had the since to stand off to the side as i rasied the blade. I made the next one out of some 1/4” plywood and they worked good. I have an older crafstman saw it dosnt have the oval shaped insert or the standard slots for the miter slide. I am going to figure out how to make a sled for it next weekend.

Oh my box is comming along good. I need to figure out how to cut slots in the corners. I don’t know what its called but seen then before and like the look sort of like a wedge or staple looking.

Thanks for taking the time to read this I know they don’t make since but its my way of recording my journey.

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.

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#1 posted 07-18-2012 01:52 AM

The slots in the corners are called miter keys. If they are inside the joint (only visible from the top and bottom) they are miter splines. I look forward to seeing your box.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#2 posted 07-18-2012 02:00 AM

Thanks Joey Miter keys cool now that i know what they are called I will do a search on how to make them.
Thank you very much. would you mind if i added you as a buddy? I looked at your projects and I am in awww
great work.

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.

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