Creative Woodworks & crafts 2005-11, страница 21

Creative Woodworks & crafts 2005-11, страница 21

Tape to the rescue!

You may have noticed that there was some burning on the ^^ wood when you made your cuts. A very simple way to avoid this is to place clear packing tape on the wood to lubricate the blade. You should notice immediately that the blade cuts better. As you can see from the photo, there is practically no burning in the area that was taped. On some woods it helps to tape the top and the bottom to eliminate more of the burning.

©Sometimes you may have only a few small pieces to cut, and they keep falling through that big hole in the table. You can make an auxiliary tabletop and attach it with double-face carpet tape if you want, but it is a lot of work for just a few parts. Instead try putting some masking tape over the hole if you need to make just a simple cut. If the cut is more involved, tape a business card over the hole. Fast and simple is the way 1 like to do things!

Handling targe projects

O Another problem you may encounter with some of your projects is that the piece of wood is too long to swing around because the throat of the saw is not deep enough.

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