Stepped Casing via Table Saw

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Forum topic by basswood posted 01-10-2014 03:14 AM 3228 views 2 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-10-2014 03:14 AM

Table saws can be used in interesting ways. I made this casing by running the stock on edge and after each pass dropping the blade 3/4” and moving the fence over 1/8”. The edge detail was added with a router later.


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#1 posted 01-10-2014 03:20 AM

That is awesome! How did you cut the miters? Tablesaw, handsaw or ??

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#2 posted 01-10-2014 03:22 AM

Interesting use. Looks great with the paint.

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#3 posted 01-10-2014 03:32 AM

The Jack Miters were cut partly on the table saw and sliding miter saw, but to finish all the cuts I used a Jorgensen hand saw miter box on a “jack miter jig” I made to speed up the process


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#4 posted 01-10-2014 04:54 AM

Very cool… thinking outside the box.

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#5 posted 01-10-2014 06:50 AM

Really sweet looking trim, you sure know what you are doing.

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#6 posted 01-10-2014 01:45 PM

Thanks ALL, for the nice comments.

I used a Freud glue line rip blade, so the faces of the cuts on the molding were very smooth. Here is a shot of how smooth and thin the strips on the waste of my cuts was. I could get into basketry.


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#7 posted 01-10-2014 01:53 PM

Great looking molding!

Nice job.


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#8 posted 01-10-2014 02:33 PM

Nice! Nothing worse than plain or undersized moulding in my opinion.

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#9 posted 01-11-2014 06:49 PM

Thanks Lee and dh,

I do like built up moldings. The layers and techniques like jack mitering have strategic purposes. Jack miters are more stable joints, and the applied back band miter continues the miter in a small, separate piece where seasonal movement is less likely to open the miter. I could go on… fun stuff.


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