Avoiding Tear-out

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Forum topic by WGBHRoughCut posted 03-05-2013 08:55 PM 974 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-05-2013 08:55 PM

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I’m new to woodworking, so forgive me if I don’t understand completely what tear-out is. Some of you might, so here’s a helpful tip from Tommy MacDonald on how to avoid it.

-- Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac

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#1 posted 03-05-2013 09:03 PM

Just need T. Mc. to slow down his speaking a bit. From the south, I hear at a slower speed. :)


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#2 posted 03-06-2013 12:47 AM

Good tip, works well. I have gotten into the habit of cutting the stock a little extra long ( or wide ) run the dados, then rip to proper size. But there are times when that aint possible, an I gotta use a backer board.

I typed all that slowly just for Bill haha. By the way Bill, how’s that Butcher pig sticker workin out?


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#3 posted 03-07-2013 03:58 AM

The dude is definitely hard to understand. Not sure he needed to do video on this. A simple sentence would have done perfectly well.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#4 posted 03-13-2013 07:30 PM

I dunno, I’m from NY and I have no problem understanding him. Love the show, and the informational videos.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#5 posted 03-13-2013 07:57 PM

Thanks Ed!

-- Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac

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