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Jon_Banquer

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10-10-2010 10:23 PM

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http://tinyurl.com/2f2o8mw

The answer given is: “for supporting thin work while ripping, particularly notching.”

I would appreciate if someone could post an alternative explanation that hopefully I will be able to grasp because I cannot visualize the explanation given.

Thanks in advance,

-- Jon Banquer San Diego, CA CAD / CAM programmer, CNC Machinist


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#1 posted 10-10-2010 11:03 PM

If it was a thin strip, say 8” wide, you would project the work over the V in line with the sawhorse, and cut toward the point of the V, like shopgurl says, supporting the work on each side. The most force and chance to break a thin piece is where the teeth are contacting the work, so this provides required support.

Does that help?

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#2 posted 10-10-2010 11:08 PM

For securing round stock. For example: to cut a notch in the end of or rip round or small stock.

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#3 posted 10-10-2010 11:19 PM

Shopguryl and justfine would you both agree that what the V notch is actually providing is support and clearance and that this is not obtainable for thin work on a sawhorse without a V notch?

-- Jon Banquer San Diego, CA CAD / CAM programmer, CNC Machinist

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#4 posted 10-10-2010 11:21 PM

I would agree, Jon.

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#5 posted 10-10-2010 11:42 PM

Sure would be handy for making a birds mouth cut on the end of a rafter if anyone cut rafters any more ;-))

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#6 posted 10-10-2010 11:43 PM

Jon
have you ever made any scrollsaw work the old fasion way with a deep fret saw
if you have you wuold know its excacly the same concept there is talking about

the saw http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/eclipsedeepfretsaw-11-38deep.aspx

Dennis

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#7 posted 10-10-2010 11:59 PM

If you have ever ripped a thin board like shiplap or the like with an 8 tooth hand saw you will see the advantage of having support at or near the area being cut. The saw must be pushed through the wood to creat the kerf and it chatters considerably on the back stroke making the board swivel and scoot around the end of the horse.
Sawing on one side or the other is a chore as the legs are in the way.

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#8 posted 10-11-2010 01:06 AM

Yeah, that V notch looks handy for working with thin or small stock. It would work well for cutting some notches.

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