Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'riving knife'

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Lots of tension in my mahogany!

03-22-2017 10:13 PM by CharlieK | 14 comments »

View on YouTube Recently I was ripping a piece of mahogany on my table saw and there was so much tension in the board that I couldn’t complete the cut. In fact, it was binding so tightly on the blade that I had to work to get the board off of the saw. I haven’t experienced this kind of wood tension very often. What is your favorite way to deal with this kind of problem? Thanks,Charlie

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Sawstop Tips From the User's Perspective #1: Sawstop Riving Knife Redux

01-18-2017 07:22 PM by pintodeluxe | 11 comments »

I wanted to start a discussion about little issues that come up with Sawstop tablesaws and tips and tricks to make the tool easier to use and adjust. Whether it’s just becoming familiar with a new saw and refreshing your memory from the Sawstop manual, or coming up with something new, this is the place to share it. Recently I was ripping with my PCS using a thin kerf blade and a 2.3mm riving knife. The setup worked fine for a while, then the riving knife started hanging up on the w...

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Ripping Problem and Solutions #1: Ripping problems: reasons and solutions

04-29-2013 03:13 AM by Ted Williams and Brian Kelly | 4 comments »

Binding while ripping and Riving Knife Drag We have read any number of posts on this and other sites about problems encountered when ripping lumber and the search for solutions. The most probable cause is case hardening of the lumber. Red Oak is often steam dried. Rushing the drying cycle, and/or having insufficient ventilation between materials in the kiln, among other reasons, can cause tension in the lumber. European Beech, Cherry and Black Walnut are other species that are often ste...

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New Basement Workshop Pics #4: TS Alignment & ZCI Update

02-01-2011 06:41 PM by shimster | 0 comments »

All is good. Blade was surprisingly straight after binding. What was off was my table top relative to the blade. I found some overly simple tips on alignment from the Wood Whisperer on YouTube. My table was over 1/8” out of alignment over the 8” or so of exposed blade. This became obvious to me after making my first ZCI (now in the trash bin). It was very clear it was out. Next I lined up my fence relative to the table (and blade), and then adjusted the fence vertically w...

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