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Old 12-14-2010, 07:56 PM   #16
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Unless you really like eating dust you might want to look at a Collins Coping Foot.

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Ole Jim, The grinder is remarkably easy to control ---The first time I used it was to cope a seven foot long mantel into a natural stone fire place--that's over 14 foot of jigsaw puzzle copes--

Worked well,I could split my pencil line----I do have steady hands,but the work was not trying in the least.---

A grinder set up for coping now lives full time in the truck----Just handy--I still do most copes with a coping saw and a dremel for fine tuning----The work would have to be big enough to justify the clean up----The grinder makes a mess---Mike---
Mike, I am just an ole time wood butcher, heck when I started there wasn't even electric miter saws on the market yet. I think if I had gotten use to a grinder I would probable love it also but I just never used one like that. If I didn't get really close coping I would use my pocket knife to just trim the little that I left. I do appreciate the link to the video, that was interesting.
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Ole Jim,I started back in the 70s--Miter box and a sanding block--nails were sold in bulk at the hardware store---kept a file handy to keep the nail set in good shape---Roof trusses were an experiment--

Lumber was straight and knot free--- a compressor was something only gas stations had---

Gas shot up to .50 cents and I wondered how any one could afford that .

I've still got a few of the tools I bought back then-------

However--That grinder for coping is faster and just as accurate as the old way---and a technique

worth learning----Mike---
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Ole Jim,I started back in the 70s--Miter box and a sanding block--nails were sold in bulk at the hardware store---kept a file handy to keep the nail set in good shape---Roof trusses were an experiment--

Lumber was straight and knot free--- a compressor was something only gas stations had---

Gas shot up to .50 cents and I wondered how any one could afford that .

I've still got a few of the tools I bought back then-------

However--That grinder for coping is faster and just as accurate as the old way---and a technique

worth learning----Mike---
Man, those were the good ole days buddy. I guess the reason I always thought you were a youngster is you have kept up with the times and they just left me behind.
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You take Two 60 grit sanding disks ( these are designed to fit a 4" angle grinder)

Put the two disks together back to back---and install the same way that you would a cutting disk.

The backing is a very heavy cloth/paper--Doubled like that they are quite stiff and plenty thick.


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Thanks for that.
Btw, when I started my apprenticeship in England, we only had hand tools, even the old timers. Every friday afternoon, we'd get an hour to file our hand saws and set the teeth. I could prob still do that!

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