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Mafell
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Post by Mafell » Sat 26 Jan, 2013 9:59 pm

Really enjoyed reading the posts so thought I'd sign up and say hello.
I have unhealthy obsession with acquiring new tools, machinery and hobbies.
I am planning to have a go at making a mirror or two. I have acquired a Orteguil underpinner which I don't really have a clue about but I'm looking forward to finding out.
I have run out some mouldings on the router table, I don't have a guillotine so my mitres will be a bit rough on the chop saw, so I guess I will put a paint effect on the frames to disguise the joints a bit. May revert to using a chop service if initial results are unsatisfactory!

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Post by IFGL » Sat 26 Jan, 2013 10:32 pm

Lol welcome and good luck with the chop service :D

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Post by prospero » Mon 28 Jan, 2013 11:37 am

Welcome Mafell. :D

It's more good luck than judgement with a chop saw. The problem is that most don't have a fine adjustment on the pre-set stops. And slight inaccuracy accumulates on the final join. Some people use a sander to true up the angles, but this is a lot of faff and can make opposing rails a different length, which is just as bad as iffy angles. And a sander is not a cheap item. Better to have two saws for the left and right angles. This way you don't have to swing the heads and you could tweak it to a perfect cut. It would mean bolting them down to a bench though.

Good luck anyway. :yes:
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Post by A3DFramer » Mon 28 Jan, 2013 4:11 pm

Best of luck with your venture. Many framers, perhaps most, start off with a mitre guillotine, but the old framers used to saw the angle cuts and shoot the joints with a plane, using a shooting board. It might be worth your while thinking of knocking up a shooting board as it only needs a few of strokes with a good plane to true up an angle give you a true joint.

If you 'google' shooting boards it will lead to many interesting demos on youtube. A lot other decor products to be made including pictures.

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Re: Hello!

Post by Mafell » Mon 28 Jan, 2013 7:06 pm

Thank you for the warm welcome and advice!

I will definitely have a go at making a shooting board!

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Post by David McCormack » Wed 03 Jul, 2013 9:11 am

How does that Monty Python song go....?
"You know, there's a right and wrong way to do everything!"
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