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If memory serves me right, someone ws saying that they are having trouble cutting straight lines - (I think that is all of us). I think this also goes with cutting large (i.e. >6" diameter) arcs. A couple of things I can think that I do is: Line my chair/stool up with the kerf - my blades tend to cut more on the right side, therefore, I line my chair/stool up to the right of center - in line with a "straight" cut kerf I don't change the position of my hands during the cut thereby "eliminating" changing dominance of one hand over the other I try to apply steady pressure during the cut - changing the pressure will cause blade characteristics to change the pull angle I don't rush - tends to enable minute changes in direction without causing a perceived crooked line There's my thoughts - how about your tips for cutting straight(er) lines? Appreciate any input guys. fred
got a couple huge hunks of wood a while back. Kept 'em in plastic. Turned one rough set aside to dry and the thing warped so badly that I am unsure that I have enough wood to take the warp out . I'm thinking of methods of re warping it back a little. Water hear band clamps an inner frame?? Any one tried doing this to save a blank?
I'm like a kid with a new toy, the chatter (stutter) tool. While it makes a very unique patterns, I find that the finishing and colors leave a limitless variety of color and designs. This is my latest efforts. It has been turned down several times until I got the hang of the too/colorsl and the ways I can make it unique. Still have a ways to go. Can be an Easter egg or Christmas ornament I removed an old chuck vise and mounted it to a heavy piece of oak. This allows precise mounting of hardware.
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