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Forum topic by 12strings posted 10-20-2012 09:43 PM 721 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12strings

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10-20-2012 09:43 PM

Sometimes the Advise you get on the internet is just plain dumb…

OP: When i saw wood with a hand saw i always veer to the left of the line I mark, any reason for this, I am left handed.
ANSWER: Stop drinking before or during your work or just buy a table saw.

So you can EITHER stop drinking…OR…buy a table saw…in which case it is perfectly ok to be stone drunk while operating the saw…Your choice!

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!


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Tedstor

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#1 posted 10-20-2012 09:50 PM

Not the worst “e-advice” I’ve ever seen…..It gets WAY worse than that. I mean, the TS recommendation would actually work. LOL.

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#2 posted 10-20-2012 10:39 PM

Anyone drinking when woodworking would most certainly be better off with a handsaw….less damaging to the fingers.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 10-20-2012 10:55 PM

I think Degoose says drink twice, don’t cut. I am no angel, but alcohol has no place in my shop.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 10-21-2012 07:11 AM

It is obviously a facetious comment.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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kwhit190211

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#5 posted 10-21-2012 07:35 AM

I have no idea why you are having this problem. When I start the cut I make sure my thumb is alongside of the blade when I begin the cut just for a guide then I pull it away when I start making deep strokes. I never veered off the cut. Maybe it just takes more practice. As far as having a table saw goes, it’s your choice.

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Tootles

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#6 posted 10-21-2012 08:05 AM

Yep, facetious comment that amounts to bad advice.

Rather tell him to first position his body correctly relative to the cut (hist shoulder, elbow and wrist should all be in line with the cut), and to do that he will need to position his feet correctly. It’s surprising how important footwork is to woodwork.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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harry1

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#7 posted 10-21-2012 10:50 AM

For most of my life I couldn’t make a square cut and would watch professional carpenters do it with ease. Then, one day around 20 years ago I “saw” some hardpoint saws in a discount store for just $10.00 each, and when I pressed my finger on the teeth I drew blood. Well, I still have that saw and it takes itself through the wood without me forcing it as I become used to doing. Only last week I made two cuts through 110×110mm Pine and the cuts were very close to perfect! What I’m suggesting in a long winded way is perhaps the member needs a new hard point saw.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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