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Workshop **Work In Progress** #7: Test Cuts for Parallelism

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Blog entry by brukilla posted 08-15-2011 01:19 AM 1132 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Found some more time after brewing a Hazlenut Nectar beer.

So, I am testing for blade parallelism to double check against sight measurements.

Here’s what I did:
1. Perform a cross-cut from both sides of the blade. This process goes as follows for both sides:
1a. Cut the piece at the front of the blade and run it to the rear of the blade.
1b. Hold the piece at the rear of the blade and listen for more cutting.

1c. Shut down the saw and listen for more cutting during shutdown runout.
1d. Check the wood for burning and check for square and flatness.
1e. Make adjustments as necessary after both sides have been tested.

Woo Hoo!! No adjustments necessary. And being my first cut on a ts, I am very happy with the results of the cut. The Forrest WWII blade left a glue-ready edge. This edge was smooooth. I hope it stays like that for a while.

-- "Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing." - Thomas Jefferson



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lew

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#1 posted 08-15-2011 02:52 AM

Great idea!

One thing you might want to modify is the blade insert and go to a zero clearance insert. Just a thought.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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brukilla

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#2 posted 08-15-2011 03:06 AM

I have 3 of them, but I have to set them to the blades. Thanks for noticing though. Its comments like these that help me and others out.

-- "Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing." - Thomas Jefferson

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