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Blog series by mot updated 01-26-2008 06:11 AM 2 parts 12411 reads 50 comments total

Part 1: Throwing My Hat in the Ring

01-23-2008 07:36 AM by mot | 27 comments »

Well, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with this. I had to take a few days to ponder what Stewart did. It just made me want to come up with something entirely different that what we’ve seen. Stewart as well as quite a few other entries since, have really raised the bar, and in the words of a woodworker, whom I greatly admire, Neil Lamens , ”Challenge yourself!” Some coaching on this process has come from a grumpy old woodturner, too. To go along with the in...

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Part 2: All Is Revealed!

01-26-2008 06:11 AM by mot | 23 comments »

After gluing up the blank in the first part of this series, I moved over to the miter saw. I set the angle for 15 degrees, setup a 15 degree stop and a sub fence/base for zero clearance to minimize tearout. I cut the 2×4 into a bunch of little pizza slices and got ready for the next step. That step involved finding out if my mitre saw read 15 degrees accurately! Two half circles were made, and the pieces taped together. I didn’t have any of the fancy blue tape that ...

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