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07-14-2010 04:53 AM

Dull Blade? - 2 replies

So we just moved cross country and I thought it might be a good time to tune up my saw (Delta contractor, Bies, cast wings, WWII blade, link belt, runs nice and quiet, no vibration). It’s been a great saw and I used to get glue line rips from it all the time after my first battle with the trunnions and shimming them for good 45’s. ...

04-20-2009 06:53 PM

Thin strips - 17 replies

In a recent article in FWW, they use the tablesaw to cut 1/16” strips. They use a splitter, but is this safe? I know it depends a lot on saw setup, parallelism of the fence etc, but…. The strips are 1.75” high and about 16” long….. Its parquet strip veneer, so I’d rather not have all the cleanup from doi...

04-02-2009 06:09 PM

Diamond banding help! - 3 replies

Ok, so I gathered some ideas on how to make diamond banding (example below) Note grain directions: I made a lot of drawings and cut paper shapes to help me visualize the cut process, one of them being TT’s idea in the previous thread. This method although it produced the diamond pattern, it was well over 75% waste and grain direction...

03-26-2009 09:50 PM

Best way to make inlay banding - 6 replies

Anyone have ideas on the best way to make this: Thanks! JC

03-20-2009 03:48 AM

Inlay banding problem - 12 replies

Ok, so I’m making a replica Federal table and I have these double tapered legs. I made some bandings, cut the recesses in the legs and measured the angle of the leg taper….dialed that up in my saw and found out rather quickly that my saw wants to either tear the hell out of the pieces (Forrest WW II blade, 40T) or that minute variati...

01-03-2009 01:26 AM

Best way to cut tenons on foot/headboards and rails? - 12 replies

My legs are completed and mortised and all of the footboard and headboard stock is ready for tenoning, but they are 55” long and quite unwieldy. Not to mention the 72” long side rails…. My best option at this point, I think, may be to tenon them in my crosscut sled, though I hate to run a dado through it :) In addition, t...

10-13-2008 04:31 AM

Leveling Shellac? - 2 replies

I’m trying to fill pores in some sapele by applying several coats of #2 cut shellac and cutting them back to level the surface, but nothing seems to be happening and this is the 6th coat! I’m cutting the finish back with 400 grit paper and it seems like it looks the same after every coat….This is maddening…. Any ideas?

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