|Forum topic by Jim||posted 02-26-2010 05:16 AM||1282 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
02-26-2010 05:16 AM
Ok, here’s the rundown. I’ve been asked to make 3 more “Andy’s Art Boxes”. The problem that really held me back on my first attempt, was the issue of having to get the perfect 45 degree miters on the base of the box. I’ve tried going about this many ways, I’ve got the Craftsman version of the BT3000 Table saw, meaning that doesn’t have your typical table top, nor does it have miter tracks on it. It does have a sliding miter table which I’m almost positive has been tuned in, dead-on. I readjusted the blade angle stops to perfect 45.0 degrees with a digital angle cube, and STILL have issues. The cuts have gotten a lot closer to perfect, but they still show a bit proud on one end of the cut, and shy on the other.
So for the sake of trying to get these projects done fairly soon since we will be moving to a new house in the next couple months, I’ve decided to use the pieces I’ve already cut, and try to make a shooting board for my hand planes instead. The issue I’ve got here is, in order to make the correct shooting plane, again I have to make perfect 45 degree cuts to make a jig to hold the board at an angle to the plane.
I’m out of ideas, I’ve beat my head against the wall on this one, maybe I’m missing something simple, but I’ve given in. I’m asking for your guys’ help and input. I really need to get these boxes going and I don’t want to just “get by” like I did on the first box. Any input is appreciated. Thanks!
-- -- Jim - Kokomo, Indiana