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Forum topic by MisterBill posted 05-25-2013 03:15 PM 686 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MisterBill

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05-25-2013 03:15 PM

I was curious as to what sawblade the various LJ Cutting Board Gurus use/recommend to cross cut long grain glued up blanks prior to the end grain glue ups?


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Biff

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#1 posted 05-25-2013 03:38 PM

RAS

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Dallas

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#2 posted 05-25-2013 04:10 PM

I like my 60T Oshlun blade. Smooth cross cuts, almost no marks.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#3 posted 05-25-2013 04:49 PM

Virtually any sharp crosscut blade should do the job for you.
Use a zero clearance insert or a sled to help avoid any tear-out.
You will still need to sand or plane to the final dimension after glue sets up. : )

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MisterBill

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#4 posted 05-25-2013 05:10 PM

Biff: Blade, Biff, Blade!!

Dallas: Thanks for the input.

Dusty: I’ve made a few and I am well aware of the sanding that can be involved!!

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#5 posted 05-25-2013 05:32 PM

What don’t you like about the cuts from your present blade(s) ? What are you looking for in your next blade ?

KnotScott is our resident blade guru. PM him and ask his opinion. He will be able to narrow down the playing field for you depending on what you’re actually looking for in a blade. As I typed above, no matter how much you want to spend on a blade , in the end you still have work to do : )

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#6 posted 05-25-2013 07:41 PM

I use a 40 tooth woodworker 2 and a 50 tooth combo and a 60 tooth frued industrial which ever one I pick up that day you still have to sand anyway

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#7 posted 05-26-2013 10:39 AM

I use a Forrest WWII, but I would use whatever blade happened to be mounted on the saw, within reason. I am going to trim the edges of the cutting board and run it through a drum sander so that cut quality on that particular cut is not super critical. It has to be straight, but a mirror finish right off the blade is not necessary. The critical steps with end grain boards occur just before that step, and that is establishing a jointer quality edge on both the top and bottom of the panel. To get that you need to make sure that you construct a perfectly flat glue-up of your long grain panel, and then ensure that your planer is not sniping.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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