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Saws - Rule of thumb


#1

… and if necessary you can saw on an angle <horrors!> to
achieve this tooth/thickness ratio! Actually, I find that sawing
smooth curves on an angle gets them smoother.

Brian
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#2
and if necessary you can saw on an angle <horrors!> to achieve
this tooth/thickness ratio!  Actually, I find that sawing
smooth curves on an angle gets them smoother. 

What’s so horrible? Good technique too, if you really need a
straight cut, and are not following curves. A little harder to
do, though, since with the frame not vertical, the back can tend
to wobble side to side more, and you need a more gentle touch and
all…

Peter


#3

Just a thought… I like the idea of straighter lines with the
angled blade. Just like lining up the length of a file with a
straight edge when filing. If you insert your benchpin upside
down the sheet being sawn will be at a slight angle. I don’t
think it would be too hard to make a support with an even
steeper angle and you could still have your saw frame vertical.

Chunk Kiesling