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Cutting bevels with a skil saw

islandpiper

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Dang, Keith.....i had you all built up on a (polished mahogany) pedestal , working with a hand plane all day, fitting each carefully selected timber to within .003". Patiently tuning your planes, never a cuss-word to be heard.

Now i find you use a table saw.......

At least keep the fantasy alive and tell us that you have Seedtick on a tread wheel, fairly running to keep the saw spinning up to speed?

piper
 

graybeard

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Kayak Jack said:
Yer a sly dog, Piper San. I figured that you would escape prior to your release day anyway.

What was your shoot-down date? That was a prime consideration in release of our prisoners from North Viet Nam.

24 April 1967
Michael Christian was my father's classmate when they went through the NESEP (Naval Enlisted Scientific Education Program) leading to a BSEE and a commission. They both wound up at Attack / Recon squadron 85 (ATKRON-85) on the USS Kitty Hawk. I can remember as a kindergartener, Mom taking me to visit Mrs. Christian, "to keep her spirits up."

Let us never forget.
 

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I had the privilege to perform as an escort officer for two of our POWs. A C-141 flew them from Hanoi to Clark AFB, PI. We helped them with clothing, pay, contacting family stateside, and accompanied them to a port of embarkation in the US, and with meeting their families.
 

graybeard

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islandpiper said:
Chuck, i know this thread is wandering. If you pull this post, please move it over to the Geezer Cafe or someplace. This man needs remembering:
All about Lr Cmdr Christian
http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/c/c083.htm

piper
Sorry I led the thread astray. He does need remembering, but this isn't the time or place.

To ask a dumb question and get us back on track - when y'all say skil saw, do you mean a reciprocating saw or a jigsaw? Could a jigsaw with an adjustable plate ride against the boat? I was planning on using a plane & a 2x4 long enough to ride on both chines with sandpaper.
 

keith

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Piper, i do use a long plane, but you need to know when to hold and when to fold. you make the two cuts on the table saw and its a little rough ( i use good blades), one rough for the glue and sides and the other rough for traction on the floor where you walk. then the smooth part (planed) is for the fit on the side, ribs and floor connection. OK
 

graybeard

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islandpiper said:
Skilsaw is a trade name, for a hand operated circular saw, usually a 7 1/2" or so blade. Impossible to make loooooong accurate cuts with any sort of reciprocating saw.

piper
Thanks. Skil makes all three kinds of saw. I didn't know it had become generic for a circular saw.
 

gbinga

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I think someone VERY steady could probably cut chines with a circular saw, but I wouldn't do it. The bevel isn't the problem, it's cutting a piece that long and skinny and keeping it straight.

You can get a cheap table saw for a hundred dollars these days, and unless you are doing a lot of work, or trying to do extremely fancy work, a cheap table saw is all you need.

Safer, more accurate, way faster.

If I absolutely couldn't get a table saw... I think I'd improvise a way to clamp my circular saw upside down with an improvised fence and use it like a table saw. Not saying that's smart... but I've done it in a pinch on a jobsite when I had to.

For no more than you pay for a basic portable table saw, I really think it is the way to go. And once you have it, you will use it quite a bit.

George
 

Wannabe

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George,
If you want to cut a stripoff a bord masure in on the saw base the thickness of the strip you want and lock a pair of Vise Grips on that mark and the Vise Grips makie a dandy fence. Watched my dad do it many a time. If ya need to angle the bladefor a chine og, then tha will work also.
Bob