I tried an experiment cove cutting both pine and white oak using a
Forrest WWII going both right and left across a blade tilted at 20
degrees. I did not see much difference and it appeared that going
across the blade left to right on a right tilt saw with the 20 degrees
of tilt produced a slightly smoother cut. I did not notice any real
difference in the force of pushing the work into the blade. Not
scientific, but it will take a much better test to detect any real
difference. Can anyone give any different experience from tests both
Anyway, pushing from left to right could be done with the right hand if
you were standing near the end of the saw on the left side. This gives
much more room for the canted fence on the table. See below
Now if I can attach the canted fence to the Unifence somehow, it would
be easy to move the canted fence parallel by moving the normal
Unifence. That way I could create the same cove on different sides of
a rectangular piece of stock without complex repositioning. All I
would have to do is move the Unifence, not the angle.
Any thoughts of how to best accomplish this from my photos?
I posted this in an earlier thread I had started, but I was afraid it
might get lost, so if you see this twice...sorry.