Cutting a small thick block of wood from corner to corner safely

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Forum topic by maineman posted 02-16-2012 12:12 AM 2576 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-16-2012 12:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: safety cut wood question tablesaw

I have a project that call for me to cut a 2 in thick 6” X 6” block diagonally (from corner to corner) ending up with four triangles. I want to do it safely and not quite sure how to go about making the first cut. Once that first cut is done then I can use my sled. Any ideas would be appreciated. safety is paramount!

-- Marc, Maine

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#1 posted 02-16-2012 12:18 AM

a table saw sled with a fixture and clamps or band saw and true them up by hand would be my first 2 choices

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#2 posted 02-16-2012 01:33 AM

Hand saw,then clean up?

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#3 posted 02-16-2012 03:05 AM

I’ve done this and I did it like Bill1225 recommended. No problems and no blood!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 02-16-2012 03:24 AM

attach to a 6×6 pc of plywood, then sled cut, on table saw upside down then remove from ply. Just dont cut thru ply. This is just one thought however, many ways on this one.

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#5 posted 02-16-2012 04:58 AM

Attach a scrap 1x to your miter gauge, set at 45 and attach a stop block.
A clamping miter works very well for this.

-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them. So get off your damn High Horse.

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#6 posted 02-17-2012 11:13 PM

I saw this on BritBoxMakers latest project

might fit the bill

Make sure you leave enough extra for the kerf.

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#7 posted 02-17-2012 11:24 PM

ummm… bandsaw?

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#8 posted 02-17-2012 11:28 PM

Hand tools.

-- Mike

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#9 posted 02-17-2012 11:29 PM

A “Star Trek” surgical laser? Lol.

Sorry, I’m clueless!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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