|Forum topic by Ynot||posted 02-16-2015 07:11 PM||1135 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
02-16-2015 07:11 PM
I have a right tilt TS (Uni). I need to [safely] cut what would end up being a block of stock (or several species) that can be sliced into individual butterfly patches. The stock starts out being roughly 7/8” x 3/4×6”. If you know a butterfly patch, it’s basically four 15° cuts around the block, which makes up the shape of a butterfly or bowtie. The reason I want to use the TS is mainly for finish, not to mention ending up with enough pre-made patches for future use. I read an article in a ten year old magazine where the author describes the process, but [I feel] falls short in describing exactly and safely how to make the cuts on the TS.
If I move my fence to the other side, to stop trapping the stock in between the fence and blade, then the blade ends up angling in the wrong direction. Of course if I leave the fence on the right side of the blade I have the trapping problem. Will the stock get trapped if I used a push block that goes over and around the fence?
Would you make a sled for this specific cut?
Am I working for nothing and since not that much material is being taken away from the stock that there’s not a safety issue of being trapped?
I do not want to use a router, BS or other for this part of the process. I simply want to know how to safely make the cuts on my TS. If someone has pics describing how they would do it, that would help tremendously. Thanks