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Old 05-31-2010, 07:56 PM   #1231
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Bud:

Thanks for the info.

OK, here's what I have on hand.

I have the 60/80 grit stone, plus I have three different grits of diamond stones. Then a couple of angle grinders and several of the small diamond blades.

My stationary belt sander carries 6" x 48" belts, and as you so rightly say, they wear out in nothing flat.

I have just cut out a disc for the 9" disc side of that sander from some emery paper - 120 grit. That works rather well. Cuts quickly and leaves a nice edge. I have lots of sheets of that emery, so it won't bother me if it wears down fast.

I just did about 80 edges all 4 1/4" long. Only took just a few minutes and the emery still has some tooth to it. There will be a LOT of edges like that I would like to smooth down. But it turns out that it is not going to take me anywhere near the time I thought.

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Here's the disc which may be my saving grace...
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:13 PM   #1233
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Yow I think you're on a roll! I forgot about emery cloth/paper, that's better than garden variety sandpaper.
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Good, I'm glad to hear that is should be OK. I just cut up another half dozen discs for when I need them.

...well, we had a short break in the weather this morning (just got showered on a few minutes ago) and I did a little work on the handrail off the deck.

The twist is fairly sharp, which necessitates separate pieces of wood between each of the studs. There is a significant angle where each lands...
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It is a matter of first cutting each piece to length at the appropriate angle, followed by chiseling the notch, at both ends of course.
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The difference in the angles is illustrated here...
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Managed to get this far before the moisture started again...
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Another short break in the rain...got the bottom piece attached.
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Next I smoothed out the somewhat bumpy line down each side with my trusty drawing bow.
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Once that was done I used the jigsaw to cut somewhere near the lines, and this was followed by the use of the power plane.
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Right about then it started to rain again, but I used the random orbital sander anyway to start the shaping proper.

Yep, that's raindrops showing up on the wood.
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Back to the tile saw for a sec...I did some looking for a good porcelain blade and asked for advice on a specilized tile website. The name of the blade I was given just happens to be made over in Vancouver!

So I called them up and the good lady who looks after accounts by the name of Martine, very kindly offered me a 20% discount on a porcelain blade! OK, thanks very much!

Right away I asked her if she would like to offer up the same discount on a special blade they have for marble, and she said "sure". Both blades are in the mail as we speak and I'm looking forward to getting them later this week and trying them out.
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It is a matter of first cutting each piece to length at the appropriate angle, followed by chiseling the notch, at both ends of course.
nice to see a proper mallet being used
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What would the blade outfit be named???

(in case others need a decent blade at a fair price)
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