|Forum topic by SoDakWoodworker||posted 11-21-2013 05:58 PM||2306 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
11-21-2013 05:58 PM
I’ve begun this attempt at the siren they call Woodworking about a year or so ago. So far its been a series of challenges I’ve loved to overcome. With every mistake I make, it’s an opportunity to learn from. The past 16 months have been full of “Happy Little Clouds” as Bob Ross would say. However, I’m in a very basic stage of this journey, so making a walnut and cherry dovetail keepsake box would be hard, right? Well, I though other wise, and this project has caused me more headaches than any project before. Dovetails have caused me to turn gray, but what really gets my hair ripped out is my Ryoba…
Ryoba. Cross cut one side, rip on the other. For some reason, which I hope some one your experiences will be of value, my cross cuts are always crooked. Perhaps 1/16 off (which I can live with) or so noticable its time to stop by the middle of the board.
I’ve gone slow. I’ve gripped it and choked it. used two hands, used one. Started from the front, started from the back.
About the only success I’ve had is starting from the front. But first I make a straight cut down the marking line. I hold the saw at an angle, use the bottom of the blade for more control and go slow. But then end grain tapers slightly. What is causing this? My grip, standing position, my strokes,
Basically, how can i get a straight cut across the grain from my Ryoba? Thanks
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