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Forum topic by zindel posted 05-02-2011 03:23 PM 974 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-02-2011 03:23 PM

Okay so i was having a debate with a fellow woodworker the other day about the best way to make an edge notch. He wants to take a 4×4 and put a 1” square out of one the the corners…if ya fallow what im talking about. I was saying the best way to do that is to use a router and chisel anything extra. I was wondering if anyone has a better way of going about something like this?

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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#1 posted 05-02-2011 04:41 PM

If you want to do it quick and clean, a plunge router, template
and a very sharp chisel. Of course making the template takes
a bit of effort and thought.

To some extent such cuts can be made by chopping as if
cutting a mortise.

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#2 posted 05-02-2011 04:45 PM

If it is just a short piece to be removed, a router would work great, if it is the full length of the 4X4,
then I would use a table saw.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 05-02-2011 06:56 PM

I would vote the table saw as well, making sure your anti-kickback hardware is in place.

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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