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#1 posted 11-27-2012 05:26 PM

The cut in the pic was not cut on a table saw – though you could approximate it with one.

The cut in the photo was done with a router bit in a specialized jig. (You can even see the tear out at the end of the cut.)

I’ve seen specialty router tables with an angled router spindle (mounted horizontally) and a long end-mill style bit to cut such things. There is a spring-loaded and hinged table insert that lifts the work out of the router bit and a stop block on the fence at each end for the start and stop positions.

With the router running, the workpiece is laid on the table insert against the fence. Downward pressure compresses the table insert spring and lowers the piece into the router bit. The operator slides the piece through the cut to the other stop block and allows the table insert to lift the workpiece out of the cutter, then removes the finished piece.

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