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Rocking Chair: An Online Course #13: Pattern JIG for Bandsaw Completed

03-23-2016 10:22 PM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I finally got this pattern JIG for my bandsaw made and setup correctly. I have run several test pieces so I am satisfied that I can cut the rocking chair’s back slats correctly. I am comfortable that I can cut all of the back slats so the curves will be done correctly and smoothly; so they all will be the same. Part of that setup was changing my 1/2 inch bandsaw blade to my 1/4 inch blade. The curves are not that difficult but in order to follow the pattern in a smooth motion it r...

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Rocking Chair: An Online Course #12: Bandsaw Finger JIG or Push Point

03-18-2016 01:15 PM by HappyHowie | 2 comments »

My rocking chair instructor used a large block of wood in which he cut a Vee pointy end to cut his back slats for the chair. He clamped this block that he called a “push point” to the table of his bandsaw at a distance of 3/4 inch from the blade. With the initial patterned curve on a wide board cutout he held that curved side against the Vee and thus cut off each slat on the bandsaw. I attempted to make my own push point, but I had difficulties with it. First, I did not have...

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