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Posted: 03/31/20 09:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Next, I screwed a piece of wood to the bottom of the portable saw, shown in the pic with a red arrow.

I fastened that to match the distance of where I wanted the saw blade to to end up cutting the middle of the black walnut plank, shown by the green arrows, with the left arrow pointing to the area where the saw blade ended up.



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Posted: 03/31/20 09:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here's a pic of the saw from the front, showing the base of the saw, with the block fastened to the left, and you can see the saw cut on the right side, inside the red circle.



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I ran the saw through a few times, gradually increasing the depth of cut, until I hit the limit of depth for this saw, which is about 1.5".

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Posted: 03/31/20 09:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Granted, on a board that is 9 1/2" wide, these cuts with my little Ryobi, will only cut about 3", which is 1.5" from each side, which then leaves about 6.5" in the center which is not cut.

Here you can see the cuts from each side from the circular saw.



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Posted: 03/31/20 09:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ENTER, the reciprocating saw, with a blade that is 12 inches long, and has only 3 teeth per inch and is used for hogging out wood.



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Now we have a guide on each end of the saw to help guide the blade and keep it going straight through the wood.

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Posted: 03/31/20 09:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sawing away with the reciprocating saw.



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Posted: 03/31/20 09:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After cutting some of this in 1/2, I stuck a hammer in the top, in between the halves, so I could take a picture and show the daylight in between the 2 pieces.

Soooo, it actually works. A chainsaw would also work, but chew up more wood in the center, while the blade with the reciprocating saw is about the same width as the circular blade in the little Ryobi.



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If I used a circular saw with a deeper cut, then the reciprocating saw would take less time, because it would be cutting less wood in the center.

If I used the table saw, I could cut a good 3" on each side, which would only leave a little over 3 inches in the center to cut, which would not take long.

So, we have proof of concept here. It is possible, although not at fast as running it through a single cut with a band saw.

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Hmmm, a carpentry repair job in the middle of tim buck two. So, that means you're carrying an uncut 2"x 12" around with you??? If that's the case, cut it before you leave.


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Lt46 wrote:

Hmmm, a carpentry repair job in the middle of tim buck two. So, that means you're carrying an uncut 2"x 12" around with you??? If that's the case, cut it before you leave.




Well, maybe someone found a nice piece of driftwood by the sea while boondocking.

Number of different scenarios. Just a proof of concept, that's all.

Obviously, nothing like having the right tool for the job, but, sometimes, using what you have will work, also.

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I found a new graphic and color scheme for the side of the moho! What do ya think???



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Well, it's apparently that time of the year again. Early this year for our area, but I mowed the grass for the first time today.

Way earlier than usual.

Here's a pic of another piece of 2" black walnut that I finished planing both sides. This one is 11.5 in wide.



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One thing to note about the Bauer planer. I am getting close to the max width with this piece, and as expected, it's heavy.

Because of the weight of the piece, as well as the extra friction on the bottom, after one side has been planed flat, the plank needed a little help from me to get it to go through the planer.

I could have waxed the plate on the bottom, which would help it slide easier, but some of the wax would transfer to the board, which could cause problems with applying a finish to it, so I did not do that.

A sheet of teflon would also help, but, currently, I have none.

The other thing that didn't help this, was the light cuts I was taking, (1/64"), so there wasn't a huge amount of pressure from the feed rollers.

Trying to cut too deep, while helping to feed the boards, would strain the motor, so it's kind of a catch 22.

Overall, I am still happy with the planer, as I don't expect to do too much planing of stock this thick, and this wide.

Another nice touch on the planer, are the 2 rollers on the top of it, for passing the stock from one side to the other. That works nicely.

Overall, so far, I am still pleased with the planer and it's performance. It's a light weight machine, and for lighter work, it works just fine.

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