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Re: william, your on the right track

Barry Irby
I have done this many times. If you play around with it you can get an amazing variety of shapes. Symmetrical and asymmetrical. Tilt the blade and change the angle. I used a Forrest WWII. I liked doing it on the TS, but have done it on the RAS. The I liked the TS is it was unlikely to have the piece jump and get an excessive cut. If the piece jumped it just took a lighter cut and you could run it again to clean it up. If it jumped on the RAS, it created a divot.

Once you are finished getting the shape run it again without changing the setting and pressing hard, It will clean up nicely and take very little scraping and sanding.

I raised the blade about a 1/16" on each pass. If the blade is leaning into the cut you can raise it more.

There is more fiddling and set up than it takes to cut the actual material. Practice on a scrap.

I never used my Sears cutter setup for this.

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