Making Curved Cuts

The easiest way to cut smooth, regular curves on large project parts is to use a cutting tool that you apply to the workpiece (as opposed to one you feed the workpiece into). Jig saws and routers are both well suited for the job. Jig saws are faster to set up and easy to use, but won't yield as smooth a cut as a router. For smaller parts, use a band saw or scroll saw.

Cutting curves with a jig saw. One of the best features of the jig saw is its ability to cut curves, particularly in. sheet goods. It has no work-piece size limitations, its portability makes it handy for on-site work and such t asks as rounding corners or large tabletops. Clamp the workpiece securely and feed the saw slowly to prevent the blade from deflecting. To start internal cuts, drill an entry hole with a bit slightly larger than the width of the saw blade. Circles can be cut freehand to a line, or if you want a little more exactness you can use a shop-made or commercial circle-cutting jig that pivots about a ccnterpoint.

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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