Spent this evening ripping stock for sword scabbards (saya). Allowing
for the curve in the sword blade needs a fairly deep rip and as I
wanted perfect surfaces I wasn't keen on doing the turn-over trick.
I managed to do it on my 10" cabinet saw, but only by borrowing a a
12" blade to put in there (as my Wadkin 10AGS is basically the same as
the 12AGS, this is a recognised technique). This set me thinking -
what size saw blade do people run in their saws? Am I right, even
the vaunted Unisaw is still only a 10" ?
How do other people handle deep rips ?
If we fail, then let us fail heroically
(or even better, stoichiometrically)
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