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Sawdust2012

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01-01-2014 01:44 PM

I need to take about 1/4” off of a couple of 3’ pieces of trim i routed and cut on a table saw. What is the best way to do this? I dont have unrestricted access to a table saw, so I cant easily recut the trim. I am wondering if it is safe to use a band saw for this? I have a 1/8” blade with a fairly high tooth count and am hoping that would produce an edge smooth enough to glue to the base. Any thoughts?


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#1 posted 01-01-2014 02:32 PM

I’d use a shooting board and a block plane.

-- Steve, Webster Groves, MO "A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."

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#2 posted 01-01-2014 02:49 PM

I’d listen to WibblyPig, good advice right there ;)

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#3 posted 01-01-2014 07:45 PM

1/4” is a bit to take off with a block plane, unless you are very good with a plane. I would use one of
my fine tooth backsaws or Japanese type pull saws with a miter box. On a band saw, you would have
quite a bit hanging out without any support, which could cause a problem.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 01-01-2014 09:26 PM

I believe he’s saying that he needs to take off 1/4” off the length of the molding, not the miter or end.

-- Steve, Webster Groves, MO "A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."

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#5 posted 01-01-2014 10:46 PM

I actually needed 1/4” out of the width. I ended up doing it with a bandsaw. I was woried about the edge that would be left, but it worked out great.

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