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Old 12-11-2020, 05:41 PM
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Kwak, do you use a fine or finishing blade when cuting moulding? No carbide teeth on the blade.
yeah, I had to buy a blade with a larger tooth count. 80 IIRC. The saw itself if only a 7-1/2" blade and it doesn't have the fancy articulating arm so I'm limited to boards under 6" wide.
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Old 12-12-2020, 03:35 AM
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I just looked at my " 10 inch thin curf no stick rim" blade in the garage. Way to go.
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Old 12-13-2020, 12:10 AM
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Typically I have power tools. It's like learning to drive a car after mastering a bicycle: with increased power comes the potential for loss of control and accuracy.

Example: my miter saw doesn't cut straight. It frustrates me because we're talking about a one dimensional motion but because the blade is circular an angled cut doesn't come out straight. It's times like that when I opt for using a miter box and a pull saw.

Regarding a joiner, I have a "manual" alternative: a homemade shooting board and a bench plane that I use for joining soundboards. For something smaller I can use a jack or a block plane that has a shorter "shoe."
I was thinking more along the lines of using it to take the cup out of a flat sawn board. And maybe you need a better miter saw... perhaps a nice 12" sliding miter saw. I've never had trouble with some fairly complex miter cuts with mine, but hand tools work too.

Whatever floats your boat.
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Old 12-13-2020, 07:13 AM
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I was thinking more along the lines of using it to take the cup out of a flat sawn board. And maybe you need a better miter saw... perhaps a nice 12" sliding miter saw. I've never had trouble with some fairly complex miter cuts with mine, but hand tools work too.

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The issue is not working a piece of warped board as it will only warp back when the humidity goes back up. This is what happens when end grain is opened up. It's the nature of wood to take in and release moisture through the end grain and why when building with it you have to maintain a consistent environment.

Luckily, I also have PVC board left over from my bay window project. It doesn't warp from changes in humidity; it shrinks and expands consistently based on variances in temperature. Yesterday was warm and sunny and I put together a replacement in just a couple of hours:

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Old 12-14-2020, 12:33 PM
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My mistake. I thought that all you had to work with was cupped and warped. PVC board does indeed rock when you need something unaffected by moisture.
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Old 12-14-2020, 01:04 PM
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Yesterday I took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather and mowed my lawn one last time and cleaned up any remaining leaves front and back. I was out there alone for a long while then noticed 3 other neighbors following my lead. One guy was out there in the dark at 6:30. Ran all the yard tools dry for the winter.
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Old 12-14-2020, 02:20 PM
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It's trash day so I spent a good part of yesterday clearing out junk. Now it's snowy so I'm not doing much of anything.
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Old 12-23-2020, 01:56 PM
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I haven't done much but my wife took the holidays off so I've been recruited to paint her office. I can't complain; she's actually been neatening up in areas. I should probably be doing the same in the basement.

After the holidays. They are less picky about the amount of trash put out at the curb. If not, I'll get another dumpster bag since it was so easy last time - though all told it costs $170. I'll also be putting that old furniture on the curb too - at some point.
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Old 12-27-2020, 12:44 PM
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I tried to make a perfect finer for whole family, I cooked grilled veggies and some pork with baby-potatoes. I bought some good beer and everything was perfect. But suddenly I realized I ca't find my bottle opener and that fact made me a bit sad, but anyway, we had a nice evening.
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A productive Christmas week. My dad and I poured another 65 sqft of concrete under the house. That should bring the total to about 135 extra sqft of storage/workspace under the house. Not much, but that will be my "wood shop".
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