Whoops, after finally looking at this video, this is not the
same method that I used. My method involved a jig for positioning
the top with the proper radius from blade to pivot point. The blade is
only raised to about 1/8" and the top rotated for a full circle, then
the blade is raised another 1/8 or so and sooner or later you will
obtain a nicely cut circle that needs very little sanding, depending
on your TS blade. I believe I saw this method on a very early show of
"The New Yankee WS".
Ah, if those old saws in the schools could talk, they'd say please
some fellow come take me to a nice quiet garage, put a sharp blade on
me and let me enjoy my golden years in peace.
I couldn't get the other video to play all the way, I got as far as
him making an octagon. I'll assume he just kept knocking the corners
off until it was almost a circle.
Yep, that was basically it. Kinda fascinating in a morbid sort of way,
watching it wobble up and down on his cobbled-together pivot while he rotated
it past the spinning blade. I kept expecting one of the offcuts to fly back
and hit him...
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
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