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Old 12-29-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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Default My first compund cut ornament

Took me a little while but I got the job done. My blade did once again cut into my table insert so ended up taking it out to finish the cutting. I used the jig that I made from Steve Good's pattern, but I'm going to make that jig longer. Any way, here are a couple of pictures of the ornament that I've got cut out. I like the jig too as it seems to eliminate all that taping. The jig held the wood in place until I was done with the cutting. So now after I get warmed up a bit, I'm going to go down and fix that jig and then maybe cut another ornament. Have a great day and enjoy.... Fay
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Looking good Fay. Keep up the great work. Thanks for sharing this with us. What blade size are you using to cut them with?


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I used an FD # 3 UR blade on this one and it cut pretty good. I just got done making another one, but it doesn't have the fret work on it. It just has a little hole for hanging and it is pretty close to the same shape as this one. I'm proud of it. Have a great day Fay Oh forgot to say the wood is poplar
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Great job Fay.

For the record, I do tape after the first outside cut is complete to keep it from moving when cutting the other side.
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I did too. I felt better so it would not mess up while doing the cutting.... Have a great day Fay
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You'll be able to design your own soon. Good job.
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Fay very nice. You will find an larger and more aggressive blade will cut those a whole lot better. I cut over 100 compound items per year and I use Polar blades for all my compound cuts in either #5 and #7. Using a smaller blade like a #3 will tend to give you more blade defection. Using a UR type of blade gains you no advantage as tear out is not a problem with compound cutting.
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Fun isn't it? When you finally peel off the four sides it is like finding a treasure in side.
Looks nice.
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Fun isn't it? When you finally peel off the four sides it is like finding a treasure in side.
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This is what I think is so much fun.. I like finding treasures inside....Have a great day Fay
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