Making an urn from 3/4" thick cherry I got from Rockler months ago. Cut 4
pieces 6" wide x 12" long. Set the old 10" Freud blade on the Craftsman
(direct-drive) table saw to 45 degrees, and rip-mitre each 12" length, leaving
a top tiny bit un-mitred so I can turn the work piece around and rip-mitre the
The cuts were done very slowly and very carefully. No problem with the
45 degree angle, but the 45 degree 'surface' is a little wavy. Put
another way, the 45 degree cut was very close to, but not quite
If I'm ever going to use this approach again, I gotta figure what went
wrong. Obvious candidates for culprit are:
1.) My hands, i.e. if I let the piece float up above the TS surface.
2.) The table saw.
3.) The blade.
I very carefully 'greased' each piece with wax-paper and held them as
steady as possible when cutting, so I sorta doubt that 1.) was the
The old 10" Freud (maybe 60-t) blade wobbles a tad, but it generally looks
pretty solid. If it flexed a little while under load, that would explain it.
How to test? Other possibilities??