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Forum topic by kuhly posted 04-02-2013 08:41 AM 706 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kuhly

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04-02-2013 08:41 AM

Iam haveing trouble with a project, that requires 6 blocks . They are 3 inches wide and 2 3/4 tall three thick. The plans call for a 45 on all four sides, I have tried using my chop saw to do the cutting but I cannot get all four corners to meet. From the outer edge the width of the angle is only 1/2 wide, I tried a table saw and still cannot get the width of the angle to be the same down the whole lenght of the cut, And also the corners dont met> If you have any Ideas this would be great, Ill try anything , Thanks Kuhly


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#1 posted 04-02-2013 11:21 AM

kuhly,

Welcome to LumberJocks , a world of advise, opinions, and experiences, all shared without judgement.

You can use a 45 degree chamfer bit in a Router Table. Set the fence to expose as much of the chamfer as you would like on the blocks. Clamp the block in a Hand Screw clamp so you can keep your fingers away from that bit and then you can slide the block along the fence and across the chamfer bit, rotate the block in the clamp and repeat 11 more times.

You could also clamp the block in a vise and use a Block Plane to chamfer the edges.

Best regards. – Grandpa Len

Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 04-21-2013 12:33 PM

This mesage is for grampa len I got the router bit that you said would do the job. After taking everal small cuts , My project turned out perfect. Thanks so much, I have learned a get deal on lumber jocks . Thanks again kuhly

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#3 posted 04-21-2013 02:34 PM

You’re Welcome kuhly, I’m glad that worked for you.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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