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Forum topic by sansoo22 posted 01-13-2020 03:35 AM 430 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-13-2020 03:35 AM

Was working on the cabinet carcass for my router table today and this happened.

Several things all went dumb at the same time today. About the only thing i did right was double checked the speed for the blade i chose before making my cut.

I have a Makita track saw. In fact its what i used to make the cabinet sides. The process was supposed to be make the majority of the long cut with the track saw and finish with the jig saw.

For whatever dumb reason i slapped a 12” rafter square on the end, not even long enough to use as a fence on a 14-1/2 cut, and went to town. Oh and i only put one squeeze clamp on it and of course it moved giving me that awesome shaply curve. And I didn’t bother to hook up the exhaust port on my jig saw because, well, i had a fence how could the cut go wrong…so i didnt see i was going off my line until i was well off of it. And yes that’s 2 layers of 3/4 ply I’m trying to cut straight with a jig saw.

Frantically i setup my band saw to cut each one hoping i could save the pieces. (Again the Makita is on the floor under the saw horses im working on) Technically i could save them because just the bottom of the notch is structural and the sides will be trimmed out to look pretty but i cant live with that even if you will never see it once completed.

I blame the Chiefs…I hate them and they were winning…or maybe its the fact i have a TV in the shop as a distraction. In case you’re worried I do mute it if im working on any of the bigger machines.

Anyway thought i’d share just in case it helps anyone else feel better when they make mistakes.

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#1 posted 01-13-2020 06:22 AM

Those darned Chiefs. No, nothing can make me feel better when I make a mistake. Even though I’ve learned ways to correct most of them, they still piss me off—just like those Chiefs.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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