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Forum topic by PoolHound posted 12-06-2017 10:42 PM 459 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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PoolHound

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12-06-2017 10:42 PM

I just picked up a bunch of stuff at a WW garage sale. In the mix was a Woodworker II. I only just noticed that engraved on the blade it says Dovetail Grind, Left Tilt. As I am a right tilter this wont do me much good. These are listed on the Forrest site for $166 although I think you can get them for around $145.

This blade looks like it has not touched much if any wood. Can send pics.

Open to any reasonable offers for trade or cash.

On my trade wish list.

Shoulder/Rabbet plane
Tuned and working Jack/scrub plane.

Thanks

Jon


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MrRon

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#1 posted 12-07-2017 05:19 PM

You could send it to Forrest for a regrind.

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PoolHound

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#2 posted 12-07-2017 09:20 PM

That is a thought although I do already own a regular and TK WWII. Seems a shame to regrind if somebody out thee can use it.

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Desert_Woodworker

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#3 posted 12-08-2017 02:51 AM

Remember when cutting Alder – that you use a sharp Forrest for there are other blades out there… but Forrest is my blade of choice

-- Desert_Woodworker

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HTown

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#4 posted 12-08-2017 04:17 AM

Do you know what angle it is ground to?
Thanks

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PoolHound

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#5 posted 12-08-2017 02:53 PM



Do you know what angle it is ground to?
Thanks

- HTown

The engraving on the blade says “DOVETAIL 10 DEGREE LEFT TILT”

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HTown

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#6 posted 12-10-2017 12:09 AM

PoolHound, Thanks for your reply. Not sure what to say… In my excitement, I read right past the Left Tilt. I’m a righty too.

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jonah

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#7 posted 12-10-2017 03:28 AM

What exactly would a dovetail grind on a table saw blade be used for?

Making dovetails, maybe, but how on earth is the table saw the best tool for that? You’d have to run the pieces over it standing on end, wouldn’t you?

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Lazyman

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#8 posted 12-10-2017 03:45 AM

You might be able to use it on any saw by making a jig (like this) that tilts the workpiece rather than having to tilt the blade.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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jonah

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#9 posted 12-10-2017 04:08 AM

That still seems significantly harder than cutting them by hand or with a band saw, never mind a router and dovetail jig.

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HTown

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#10 posted 12-10-2017 05:31 AM

Like a lot of things in woodworking, there are many methods of doing dovetails. Cutting them on a tablesaw is quick and safe. The cuts are clean and true. If you’ve got alot of them to do, it can be a very fast way to get consistent results. You can also get pins much narrower than with a router. The benefit of the DT grind is that it gets right up into the corner of the tail and reduces chisel work. FWW has an article and video showing the process.

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jonah

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#11 posted 12-10-2017 01:00 PM

Interesting. You learn something new every day.

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