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Forum topic by TurdFerguson posted 02-27-2010 08:02 PM 1009 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TurdFerguson

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02-27-2010 08:02 PM

Hey guys, first off, I just wanted to say thanks for all the ‘welcomes.’ This is my first (hopefully of many) post.

I wish I would have found this site before I bought all my tools. The reviews are really helpful. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of buying a Craftsman benchtop TS. I feel that thing is holding me back. But I have it and I’ll have to make it work for now.

Anyways, on to my question…

I was looking through the projects and saw this box that Troy made. And I’m curious as to how you would go about making the angles in the box top?

I was thinking of ripping a 45 degree angle in a 2×4 and then resting my work piece on that and set my blade to the desired angle, but I’m not sure if there’s a better way to do it.

Could someone shed any light for me? Thanks!


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Waldschrat

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#1 posted 02-27-2010 08:23 PM

I would just use a hand plane and plane it down until you are satisified with the results… takes a bit of practice, but I would wager its definetly quicker and safer than having to build a jig, test the jig, then cut the box top to the angle required, thenhave to sand it anyway because the blade leaves the surface a bit rough.

Thats what I would do. I guess it all depends how comfortable you are with a hand plane.

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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#2 posted 02-27-2010 08:30 PM

sounds good u can also use the fence too but the 2×4 makes it safer. i did the same thing buying a TS from sears craftsman too with the cast aluminum top and 11/16 wide miter slots and the fence was bowed but my stock still came out straight somehow but the cuts were not clean at all from there i got a delta unisaw with biesmyer fence and 52” of cut on the right side of the blade and it’s all good from there.

You have to make shure the angle that u cut at the blade still hits at the top right or left corner of the blade so u get that raised square on the top like the one in the pic, if u want that shape on yours.

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

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Hallmark

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#3 posted 02-27-2010 08:33 PM

It looks like the flat side was against the table saw fence. Make a jig with that runs on the top of the fence which holds the piece againt the fence and has a stop, pick an angle you like and run it through on each end.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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TurdFerguson

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#4 posted 02-27-2010 08:36 PM

Cool thanks for the quick replies.

Waldschrat, I haven’t gotten any planes yet. I’m still trying to decide which kind/brand to get. I’m on a college students budget.

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Waldschrat

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#5 posted 02-27-2010 11:27 PM

I know how that is… good luck finding some, or the one that suits you best!

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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#6 posted 02-27-2010 11:52 PM

For hand planes, the best place to look are flea markets and yard sales. You can some times find old Record or Stanley for a good price that only need a little bit of TLC to bring them back to their former glory. Also eBay and Craigs List some times have some for a good price. If you want to go buy new ones, Lie Nielson/Veritas are some of the best, but you’ll also pay through the nose to get them. I’ve read good things about Gröz, and they cost a lot less. If you’re feeling up to it, you can always make your own. I’ve made a few and they are fun projects.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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Chris Wright

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#7 posted 02-28-2010 05:53 AM

This also could have been done with a panel cutting bit on a router or shaper.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#8 posted 02-28-2010 05:57 AM

Some tenon jigs allow you to hold wood at an angle. It might be able to do the holding.

-- 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#9 posted 02-28-2010 06:08 AM

Which ever way you end up using, be sure to keep safety in mind. I’m still typing slow from my fight with the table saw blade…...

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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TurdFerguson

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#10 posted 02-28-2010 06:24 PM

Thanks for the help guys. Really appreciated. And Gary, I know what you mean. I had an accident while working on a house about 5 years ago and I think ever since then using a TS, I’ve always been as careful as possible.

Going back to planes, I see Rockler has the Groz block plane for $28. Would the Anant be any better? I’ve been looking on eBay for an old Stanley as well, but haven’t seen any that look worth it so far.

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webwood

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#11 posted 02-28-2010 07:55 PM

i clamp these to a larger board and feed them through with the fence to the left of the blade (right tilt) – blade tilt about 15 degrees i think

-- -erik & christy-

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