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Woodaholic

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1638 days ago

Ok guys im doing a poker table and have a question.

The poker table is a octogon. So the Racetrack will be in peices of 8 accourse.

Now Each peice gets 45 cut on each end. Just from ya’lls experience.

Which do i do.. Do I Veneer the mdf then cut the 45? OR…

So I cute the 45 then maybe use a flush trim bit? I just want a nice cut. I didnt know if veneering it first then running it thought the table saw would leave a nasty cut.

Here is the blade im getting..

http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-x-5-8-40t-ATB-125-Ripping-Blade/H4729

If I need a diffferent blade to do this please say so.. Thanks everyone for ur input and hlepp

james


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#1 posted 1638 days ago

If it’s 8-sided, then your miters are 22 1/2. If you’re going to cut the miters on the table saw after veneering, then raise the blade about 3/4 to 1 inch higher than the part. The down shear will help avoid chipping the veneer.A 40T ATB should be OK but I prefer a 60 or 80T for that kind of work. The downside to flush trimming with a router is trying not to round off the outer point of the part.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#2 posted 1638 days ago

Good info Robert

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1638 days ago

thanks robert.. ill go ahead and grab a 80 tooth blade as well Jus tto make sure.. thanks so much

james

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#4 posted 1638 days ago

the blade is good, i would veneer first and just put blue painters tape over where the cut is gonna be on both sides if needed (tape). You can raise the blade just enough to score the veneer first then make the cut. The angles rsmith71 i think is right with the 22 1/2 deg.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#5 posted 1638 days ago

yea 22.5 is right.. I mis typoed.. Should i get a forrest 80 tooth or Freud?

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#6 posted 1638 days ago

http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-x-5-8-80t-HI-AT-125-Duraline-Blade/H6891

Will this one cut hardwood and do what i want? sorry for the dingy questions.. thanks forur guys time..

james

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#7 posted 1638 days ago

With an 80, as long as it’s not a $10-20 boxstore blade you should be ok with whatever brand you choose. I’d pay more attention to triple-checking the angle and that the blade is square to the table. That’ll make much more difference on a veneered piece of MDF the the brand name on the blade. And Ike’s right about the blue tape, forgot about that.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#8 posted 1638 days ago

thanks robert for ur time.. very much helpful.. Ill prob just get a cheaper 80 tooth at lowes .. maybe a dewalt or sumthing.. And save some money.. I do have one more question for you…

The prince base will also have 8 sides to it. I was going to veneer it as well.. But I want a design on each peaice of the 8 peices that makes up. Kind alike a lower raised panel style cabinet of somesort.

Would this look stupid If i did that? seeing that the mfd or plywood is veneered. I dont think it would look right. The veneer only being a 32 inch thick u would route deep in the plywood.. If i didnt explain myself very well let me know and i can get pictures.. thank you

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rsmith71

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#9 posted 1638 days ago

You’re right about getting into the plywood. Another alternative is making up some small trim (like a ogee or round-over, whatever you can come up with that you like) and attaching it to the faces of your panels with a small pin-nailer and/or glue in the area that the raised panel would be. Check out my sound booth or visitor center projects for pics of this alternative. Good luck on finding a blade. An expensive one will last longer and some will swear by them but get one that’ll do what you need and take care of it. Like not trying to rip 300-400’ of haredwood with it. Don’t laugh, I’ve seen people doing it. A little research on on tooth types and # of teeth and you’ll be fine

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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