Re: Big Ripsaw and Crosscut saw project: The handles
04/07/12 12:31 AM
Sorry to hear that, Dom! I know this situation and hate it.
I don't think that a circular blade in a drilling machine needs more support than to be fixed in a mandrel. You might consider to find a way to fix the machine horizontally. That enables you to fix the handle blank on a cross table about like this:
The advantage is the easy and quick way to adjust the blank.
Keep in mind that those very thin circular blades are designed to cut metal so they don't have any set. That doesn't allow any deep cuts in wood. But if there's installed a initial slot with the depth of about 5 mm around the cheek, the rest of the slot can be cut by hand without a problem.
The methodology has 2 benefits. The blade slot will be straight and it will have very clean edges.
At the 2nd pic you probably will note my elegant grip to hold the saw. The tip of the bottom horn pressing into the palm, a dream... That was the reason to rehandle the bladeslot saw with a steep angeled handle
Not to mention the safety shoes. They aren't designed to catch a falling down chisel with, DAMHIKIT.