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Forum topic by Jim Ganley posted 11-07-2009 09:41 PM 824 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Ganley

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11-07-2009 09:41 PM

I am trying to do the 3D cutting board and the plan shows cutting at 60° with the cut pieces being 1 1/2” wide, my question is do I just start cutting the pieces at the proper width and toss the scrap or do I slide the board in so the corner nearest me is in line with the blade and make this my first cut?

-- Jim - Cushing, WI

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#1 posted 11-07-2009 09:56 PM

Jim Do you have a picture of the cutting board or the pieces that you are trying to create.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 11-07-2009 10:49 PM


The key is to have the sides all be the same width dimension.

I put my boards through the planer afterward and make sure they go through at the same setting for each parallel set of sides.

On the table saw, you need to make sure the amount you move the fence for the next cut is board thickness plus blade kerf.

For the “first” cut, if you can get the measurement so that a full triangle is made, it is very useful for final design layout or glue up.


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