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Old 10-27-2013, 06:35 PM   #1
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This is still a work in progress, but I have a question. Should I try to round all of the corners off or not? It may be a bit of a trick because of the curves, and I don't want to ruin it by trying. Thoughts?

This was cut from a solid piece of walnut, at 2 inches this is the max I can cut on my scrollsaw. I wouldn't want to try it on anything harder than walnut. The biggest blade I have right now is a 7... might have been easier on a bigger one.
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Holy moly, that is awesome! I think it looks fantastic as is. You cut this (walnut), 2 inches, with a 7 blade? Wow...that is really great.
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Thanks, yeah... at 2 inches I whacked my knuckles on the upper blade holder a few times. =) It was definitely slow going.
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Nice job.
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I'd leave it alone. All that work you put into it could be gone in an instant by trying to round the curves and such. I've never tried to do any of that kind of cutting but want to try compound cutting. Still too chicken to try it and I have a few nice things to try. Nice piece of cutting on that and it looks great the way it is. Just put some sort of a finish on it and put a tea light on it and see how it looks. Have a great day Fay
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I think rounding the corners would take away from it. I would leave it as it is. My thoughts anyway
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How about posting a pattern?
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I made the same "candlestick" last Christmas. I used a Polar 7 blade from Mike. Your cuts are so smooth and sharp, I wouldn't round it. I can't see if you did or not, but I used a Forster bit before hand to drill insets for the tea lights. Worked great.

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Great idea Steve, I didn't drill any insets, but that is a great idea. Maybe on the next set.

Nice work BTW.
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If it were mine I would just hit on my 220 Mac mop to soften the edges and remove any fuzzies.

A # 7 blade should be fine for that. I use the PGT Olsons(10 TPI) and the PGT 9 has 8TPI. The FD UR7 has 12 TPI the 9 still has 12 TPI
The Teeth per inch (TPI) is what makes the difference on the thicker woods. The fewer teeth the easier it is for the blade to clear out the chips.
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