|Forum topic by PurpLev||posted 1249 days ago||3848 views||0 times favorited||23 replies|
1249 days ago
This is a cut I was never able to make in one pass to get satisfying results and figured I’d pop it up here, and maybe get some ideas how to improve on this.
The Goal: to rip a 1 1/4” x 2” x 25” into 2 beveled strips 1 1/4” x 1 1/4”.
The Issue: the beveled cut is never plane or clean, there are always iregulatiries – swirl marks, digs, etc.
Partial Solution: Until today for beveled cuts I would cut the bevel leaving extra width on the part I needed beveled, then sneak up on the final width, making the final bevel cut more of a ‘shave’ than a full mid cut.
The Problem: this time around, I don’t have much extra length on the parts that I can give myself enough material to sneak up on the bevel. Also the parts are very narrow, so once I cut them, if I wanted to sneak up on the cut – I would be subjected to some safety hazards as the parts would ride inside/under the blade.
What I have done so far is this set of cuts:
notice there is a ~1/8” extra material on the beveled parts as I figured those cuts will be poorly made, and will need some clean up. the question is – how? (since the parts are so narrow)
As I’m writing this a thought came to mind. I think I’ll place the fence on the LEFT side of the blade (I have a left tilt), attach an auxiliary fence to it that is low profile and can reach under the tilted blade, and rip my parts to final dimensions against that aux. fence.
My original thought was to plane it with a handplane, but I’ll have to setup some sort of fixture to hold the parts properly so that I can hand plane them while keeping the angles proper.
Does anyone have a any other/better ideas how to go about these rip cuts? for safety sake!
Thanks in advance,
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