|Project by exit116||posted 11-27-2013 01:38 AM||800 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I had a saw that came with one of those yellow miter boxes. I had not used it in a few years and nobody I knew wonted it. (Someone needs to come up with a tool exchange for people just starting out) I don’t feel right throwing things away.
I needed to make a few dadoes and wanted to try to do it by hand so the first version of this was just two holes drilled into the saw with a wood runner, the thinker the runner the less shallow the cut. This worked better than I thought it would, although it might be better to just make it adjustable but I’m not that good and thinking that far ahead.
Well I never carved anything before as you can tell by the fact I missed most of my lines and forgot to stop a few times. Besides the handle on the old saw was horrible, and why not try something new.
I elongated the holes so if you push the blade all the way up it will cut a dado for ½” wood and if you pull the blade all the way down it is for what they call ¾” ply. Funny how in a business so hell bent on precise measurements the folks at lumber mills can’t seem to read a ruler. I wonder if I should start cutting 25% off the bill?
Anyway, I hope you like it and if not I hope it gets you wheels turning.
Pay no mind to the hardware I just haven’t found the right thing yet.
If anyone has any suggestions on how to make it better I would love to hear it.
-- Money: if you do not have fun earning it, have fun spending it, I do not enjoy spending it so I have fun earning it.