|Forum topic by sethb||posted 05-12-2013 06:57 AM||1748 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
05-12-2013 06:57 AM
So, I have a cut that I’ve done shown bellow. As you’ll notice it’s an angled cut down the corner and this one was successful. However my previous attempt resulted in kickback with some oak taking some skin off my forearm. It’s my own fault, it’s a harsh lesson but no where near as bad as it could of been.
My set up was; the corner cut in the wood is 90 degrees so if you tilt the wood 30 degrees you end up with that right angle being square to the table. Set up dado blades to the hight (1/4”) and width (5/8”). The jig consisted of 2×4s cut to a 30 degree angle and screwed into a flat 3/4” piece of wood that clamps to the fence. A second piece of wood is screwed into the angled side of the 2×4s giving a smooth face to the angle. This is where I messed up… I tried to run the wood along the 30 degree fence jig and it had no real support, a micro second later kickback and I was bleeding.
I realized for this jig I needed a second piece on the left side of the blade that supported the raised corner, so when pushing down there was something else holding the wood from sliding out of the 30 degrees.
My questions… is there a better option to get this cut? I don’t have experience with routers but is that a better method? Should the piece I want to cut be attached to the jig so the whole thing pushes through as a sled instead of sliding the wood along the jig?
thanks for any tips.