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Project by Houtje posted 10-29-2010 02:36 PM 3530 views 23 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a flush trim saw for my dowels.

1. I cut of a piece of the saw from a hand miter saw.
2. A piece of aok and shaped it.
3. Drill holes in the saw and attach it to the piece of oak.
4. The saw in use. It works pretty well.
5. And the results.

Houtje





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Eric_S

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#1 posted 10-29-2010 02:52 PM

Really interesting layout for the handle and it looks so much easier and more comfortable to use that way.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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SnowyRiver

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#2 posted 10-29-2010 03:04 PM

Great idea.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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WoodenFrog

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#3 posted 10-29-2010 03:08 PM

Yeah! Great idea.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Skylark53

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#4 posted 10-29-2010 03:11 PM

Now that was time well spent. Much more comfortable and leaves you with a better finished cut, I’ll bet.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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richgreer

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#5 posted 10-29-2010 03:26 PM

Good idea and it works better than I would have expected.

Most saw blades, including miter saw blades, have teeth that stick out very slightly to each side in a alternating pattern. This can cause scratches when used as a flush saw but it did not here.

As an FYI – A true flush saw has teeth that are perfectly straight and, in theory, do not leave scratches.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Sodabowski

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#6 posted 10-29-2010 03:49 PM

May I suggest you tape some sandpaper under the blade for finishing in one pass?

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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rivergirl

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#7 posted 10-29-2010 03:50 PM

Hey- I need one of those too!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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rwyoung

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#8 posted 10-29-2010 04:07 PM

@Sodabowski – only if you saw with the grain. Can’t always do that.

Did you stone the “bottom” side of the blade to remove the set?

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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Houtje

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#9 posted 10-29-2010 04:40 PM

Rwyoung
No I didn’t stone this saw blade.
Because the teeth where so small and they don’t give any scratches on the wood.
I also made one of an old saw and I did stone that one.
Also work very good.

Houtje

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Dennisgrosen

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#10 posted 10-29-2010 04:54 PM

niice little flushtrimmer :-)
and I bett a lot more comfoteble than the traditionels

Dennis

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gul

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#11 posted 10-29-2010 04:55 PM

Great idea.Thanks.

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mafe

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#12 posted 10-29-2010 06:00 PM

So nice, you are a real inventor.
Best thoghts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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stefang

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#13 posted 10-29-2010 06:42 PM

Fabulous idea Houtje. This one’s going into my favorites so I don’t forget to make one! Thanks for posting.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Div

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#14 posted 10-29-2010 09:01 PM

Real Dutch ingenuity! “Knap gedaan”, well done. (That is Afrikaans, but I think you will understand!)

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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Houtje

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#15 posted 10-29-2010 10:12 PM

Thank you all, it was fun to make and to share with you.

Div,
‘knap gedaan’ is te same as in dutch.
Thanks

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