|Forum topic by nailbanger2||posted 12-01-2013 06:43 PM||1066 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
12-01-2013 06:43 PM
Hi fellow LJ’s, I’ve got a little nagging problem rattling around my head that I hope you can help me with. I have recently started Spalm'shttp://lumberjocks.com/SPalm/blog/17488 steps cutting board. He writes up in great detail how to achieve this amazing design. I urge you all to read it. As a matter of fact, to help me with my problem, it is neccesary to do so or at least be familiar with his process. So, I have been following his instructions, and I’m ready for the second glue up, the hard one.
While I am less than comfortable with this next challenge, that is not the problem. As I was cutting the triangular “logs”, I was using my crosscutting sled. The blade has to be quite high, but I had no problems. It occurred to me, however, that I could glue the “logs” together in their long form before crosscutting.
The picture is just a dry fit, but it should give you an idea of what I mean. Once they were glued together, I would then crosscut the entire stack on a sled with the blade no higher than it is anyway. I would probably add some clamping apparatus also. As I see it, the downside is there could be gaps that are hidden from view, rendering all that wood and my time up til that point useless. If anyone has done this before, or can find some safety reason it shouldn’t be done, please join in!
As I said to start, I’ve crosscut enough “stratego” pieces to make at least one board, so this theory won’t stop me from finishing. But, if there’s an easier way, I’m just lazy enough to find it. Thanks in advance.
-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew