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HI’m a turner who is trying to teach himself flatstock woodworking.  I’m starting by building a jig for the table saw, a zero 360 jig from MicroJig. After wasting some wood I finally got my rightsized rectangle with square corners. Next instruction said to set my fence at 4” . When. I do that it splits the blade down the middle. Is this standard on fences? It is simple things like that I want to learn.
Jim

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  Re: Woodworking instructional videos or book suggestions pleaseom by stoppy (HI’m a turner who is...)
Not sure what you are saying here. "When. I do that it splits the blade down the middle." 

Are you saying you set the fence to 4" on the scale and it is covering the blade? Or is it the measurement of 4" starts from the middle of the blade and not the side? Or something else completely?
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  Re: Woodworking instructional videos or book suggestions pleaseom by stoppy (HI’m a turner who is...)
(10-09-2019, 08:37 PM)stoppy Wrote: HI’m a turner who is trying to teach himself flatstock woodworking.  I’m starting by building a jig for the table saw, a zero 360 jig from MicroJig. After wasting some wood I finally got my rightsized rectangle with square corners. Next instruction said to set my fence at 4” . When. I do that it splits the blade down the middle. Is this standard on fences? It is simple things like that I want to learn.

Most (maybe all) table saws have adjustable fence position markers. Don't trust the fence rule marker right out of the box (if that's what you are saying).

For general instruction, there are too many books to list. A few good choices:

Taunton Illustrated Guide to Woodworking   from the people who print Fine Woodworking, good general overview of the basics

Tage Frid's classic  Pricey but timeless, from the cranky old master

Illustrated Cabinetmaking Bill Hylton's classic. The book is dedicated to construction methods, not technique, so bear that in mind. I consider this one indispensable. 

John White on power tool setup, use, and maintenance  Buy this book. Read it a few times. Keep it near your power tools.
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(10-10-2019, 10:20 AM)stav Wrote: Not sure what you are saying here. "When. I do that it splits the blade down the middle." 

Are you saying you set the fence to 4" on the scale and it is covering the blade? Or is it the measurement of 4" starts from the middle of the blade and not the side? Or something else completely?

Measuring back from the fence to the blade 4" on the rule is in the middle of the blade,
Jim

Remember the bird has a right wing and a left wing and uses both to fly. 
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  Re: Woodworking instructional videos or book suggestions pleaseom by stoppy (HI’m a turner who is...)
(10-10-2019, 01:10 PM)stoppy Wrote: Measuring back from the fence to the blade 4" on the rule is in the middle of the blade,

Adjust your fence position pointer so that 4" is to the inside of the blade and then never use your fence position pointer! Smile

Seriously, I always measure from the face of my fence to the inside of the blade just to verify it's correct before making the cut.

Good for you for asking these questions. We all gotta learn somewhere and this is a great place to ask questions. YouTube is a good place to research techniques but be very selective on who you watch! Any person can post videos on YouTube and there are many, many dangerous idiots that do just that.
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  Re: Woodworking instructional videos or book suggestions pleaseom by stoppy (HI’m a turner who is...)
(10-09-2019, 08:37 PM)stoppy Wrote: HI’m a turner who is trying to teach himself flatstock woodworking.  I’m starting by building a jig for the table saw, a zero 360 jig from MicroJig. After wasting some wood I finally got my rightsized rectangle with square corners. Next instruction said to set my fence at 4” . When. I do that it splits the blade down the middle. Is this standard on fences? It is simple things like that I want to learn.

Stoppy, MicroJig hires me as their technical specialist.
I will be happy to talk you though the 360 Sled design/build. 
Call the MicroJig office at (855) 747-7233 and ask for Ralph.

I also highly recommend Woodcademy TV! I just really like the host! http://www.woodcademy.com/wctv
Ralph Bagnall
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  Re: Woodworking instructional videos or book suggestions pleaseom by stoppy (HI’m a turner who is...)
Gee, I wonder why you would suggest woodAcademytv.  Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

Will give you a call on the sled.  Right now the simple basic problem has been the very beginning.  Getting a 16"x20" piece of plywood cut with four square corners, I'm pretty sure you can't help over the phone with that.
Jim

Remember the bird has a right wing and a left wing and uses both to fly. 
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  Re: Woodworking instructional videos or book suggestions pleaseom by stoppy (HI’m a turner who is...)
Local WW clubs can be a good starting point.  Many clubs have members who volunteer to help beginners by having them come to their shop and learn some basic skills.  Books are good but a mentor can be invaluable.

Lonnie
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