Guillotine or Manual Mitre Saw?
The guillotine is quicker. The mitre saw may need finishing with a 45
degree bench sander. What I am wondering is whether the eventual result
is the same? Although the pro framers may swear by the guillotine is
the work indistinguishable (in the right hands!) if it is done with a
A Framer (Nearly)
How about the miter saw and a shooting board and plane to sweeten the cuts
I did a presentation of shooting boards at the Northeastern Woodworkers
Association's Showcase in April and it was well received. When Thomas
Lie-Nielson handed Chris Schwarz (Popular Woodworking) the new CD on
shooting boards I commented that I thought it was a great CD. They both
looked at me... Lie-Nielson asked "You've seen this, it's brand new?" I
responded that I saw it on his web site and ordered it about 10 days before.
;-) I told them both that I was demoing shooting boards in the Jigs and
Fixtures area... We all had a nice little discussion and I got to handle
Schwarz's new half-back saw. It was a surreal conversation. ;-) I think the
best line of the day though was when I guy said, "I met Bill Clinton last
week but I'm more impressed meeting you." This was directed towards
Anyhow, back to the shooting boards. If you've got a decent hand plane you
can easily sweeten up the miters. Generally, the wider the molding the
larger the plane you should use. This as you need the additional mass for
good momentum through the larger material. A side benefit is that you can
use the plane for something else while the guillotine is useful only for
Thanks everyone, plenty of food for thought there and nothing too
expensive. I aleady have a ten inch hand plane for years.
I had never heard of a mitre sled, so I looked up this site:Incredibly
I looked at the sled and tried to get the PDF he's provided but it looks
like we must have overwhelmed his site. If anyone else got it, would you
mind posting it to the binaries group ? Or will this once again cause
'legal' problems ?
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