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Handy tools #6: Octagonal Guillotine

05-03-2018 09:09 AM by Dave Polaschek | 16 comments »

While building my box for the swap, I wanted to put some banding around the top of the box. This would mean cutting the ends of the banding at 67.5 degrees (90 – 22.5), and I figured I was unlikely to get that uniform with a saw, so I built a guillotine for cutting that angle. I used a couple scraps from around the shop, a hinge from the hardware store, and the blade from a utility knife. The results were good enough that I used them on the top of my box straight off the guil...

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Techniques #1: Cutting 135 degree dovetails

05-02-2018 11:33 PM by Dave Polaschek | 9 comments »

I couldn’t find anyone describing how to cut dovetails for non-square corners, so I decided to write this up. This trick will work for any angle dovetails, but you’ll have to change up the workholding jigs. This is a description of how to cut dovetails for a 135 degree corner. This is the angle used on an octagonal box (if all the angles are equal). They’re not perfect, and there’s probably a better way to do it, but this is the best I found. My first try cutting 135 degree dovetails us...

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Saw File Handles

02-24-2012 09:09 PM by BigYin | 4 comments »

I needed new files to sharpen my saws and made these handles to fit. All files are by Nicholson. Two are tapered octagonal rosewood with brass ferrel turned from a brass heating nut.The other is turned from an Iroku door frame found in a builders skip (dumpster) The Six inch saw is 5/16 inch across the flats. The Seven inch saw (round handle) is 1/2 inch across the flats. The Eight inch saw (round handle) is 9/16 inch across the flats

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