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post #1 of 21 Old 12-27-2011, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Leg Brace Alternative Method Challenge

http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f2/be...-32744/index2/
Inspired and also perplexed...."scratchin" my head how to make them" by Lola Ranch's brace, mdntrdr and I decided, to post a challenge as to how to make them,from this:



This one, actually 2, was done entirely on the table saw, with only one blade height setting and one angle setting...45 degrees, no clamps, no guard, no splitter, no problem. Safety glass worn during all cuts. A 3" square block was the starting point, about 16" long, for 2 pieces. Step by step photos here:
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The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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post #2 of 21 Old 12-27-2011, 01:35 PM
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Very nicely done!

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Very nicely done!
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OK, you passed the first test. Now try this one.

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All my cuts were made with a RAS.
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Here are the plans we used.

If anyone would like to have a go at it.
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roadkill

This thread is deader than roadkill in the Northbound lane of I-75 on a Friday night before the start of deer season. bill

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Oh, not dead. I'm soaking it in. You guys did well. Very well. I love how Bret goes one-up.

Of course I'm 300 miles from my tools. I keep thinking a handsaw, and dado plane...

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I agree! This is a great thread! Keep up the great work boys! Maybe, we should do more challenges like this.


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http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f2/be...-32744/index2/
Inspired and also perplexed...."scratchin" my head how to make them" by Lola Ranch's brace, mdntrdr and I decided, to post a challenge as to how to make them,from this:



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Yes, very nicely done, and a great teaching example for me !!

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Ok, we have had 2 great examples, one executed via table saw, and one via radial arm saw.

For each of the 2 required example solutions, could you more experienced guys (especially WoodnThings) please comment on how easy or how hard it would be, and how relatively safe or unsafe it would be, to do the work via these 3 different tools/methods:

- Table saw without blade stopping feature

- Radial arm saw

- Sliding compound miter saw

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Realized I needed to activate "notification of replies' for this thread . . .

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Since I used the table saw....

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Ok, we have had 2 great examples, one executed via table saw, and one via radial arm saw.

For each of the 2 required example solutions, could you more experienced guys (especially WoodnThings) please comment on how easy or how hard it would be, and how relatively safe or unsafe it would be, to do the work via these 3 different tools/methods:

- Table saw without blade stopping feature

- Radial arm saw

- Sliding compound miter saw

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I can't comment on the Radial Arm Saw, since I didn't use it. I did speak to Scotty about his use of the RAS because I was really impressed that's the method he chose. I really would not have used it because of the amount of exposed blade, just seems to be "scary" to me for those types of cuts. He clamped the work to the fence so his hands were not close to the blade.

I also would not consider a SCMS for this.... just doesn't feel right to me.

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The SCMS ...

The SCMS is meant to cut through material. It may have a depth stop, but a table saw is a much more accurate and easy to adjust for depth of cut. The RAS is also depth adjustable, but not nearly as easy as a table saw in my opinion.

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The SCMS is meant to cut through material. It may have a depth stop, but a table saw is a much more accurate and easy to adjust for depth of cut. The RAS is also depth adjustable, but not nearly as easy as a table saw in my opinion.
It is true that the SawStop Jobsite has a particularly fast and easy balde height adjustment too: ONE 360 turn covers the entire height range!

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It is true that the SawStop Jobsite has a particularly fast and easy balde height adjustment too: ONE 360 turn covers the entire height range! Jim G
It seems that would be inaccurate for trying to set accurate blade heights.
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It seems that would be inaccurate for trying to set accurate blade heights.
I agree that would SEEM to reduce accuracy, but the reviewers who have used the saw say the precision is no problem. It's VERY smooth and easy apparently, due to some clever engineering.

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It may be cheating but this would be a simpler alternative. http://www.rockler.com/surface-mount...FZGMaQodH-8EuQ
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I've seen both wood and metal corner block braces used on furniture.
The wood corner block is made from hardwood and has the dowel screw/bolt into the table or chair leg and is fastened with either a nut or a wing nut.
Both the wood or the metal offer excellent bracing.
If you have the hardwood on hand, the wood might be less expensive, but if you had to go out and buy the hardwood, it's probably pretty close in price to the hardware.
For the novice, the hardware will be easier.
But hey, who looks for easy????
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