To start set the blade height 1 13 above the table. Fine woodworking main menu subscribe cove angle calculator this calculator was designed for determining blade settings when cutting coves on the tablesaw as described in the article cutting coves on the tablesaw featured in fine woodworking 168.
Take extra care to sharply focus your attention on where your hands are at.
Cove cutting fine woodworking. Raise the blade 1 16 and make another pass. When cove cutting and running work at a diagonal the focus and awareness centers of the brain require re setting adjustment and fine tuning. This video accompanies a spreadsheet which automates cove cutting on a table saw.
40 tooth atb blade works great for this. This is one of the coolest table saw techniques i know. Save 56 off the magazine newsstand price.
From fine woodworking 281. I have never tried this before but i am thinking finewoodworking. Repeat this procedure until you reach the final cove depth.
By feeding stock at an angle on the tablesaw you can create a wide range of curves from narrow to wide flat to steep. Things get even more interesting when you tilt the blade as well as this angles the cove. This calculator was designed for determining blade settings when cutting coves on the tablesaw as described in my article cutting coves on the tablesaw featured in fine woodworking 168.
Change the angle of the fence and you change the size of the cove. I did not see much difference and it appeared that going across the blade left to right on a right tilt saw with the 20 degrees of tilt produced a slightly smoother cut. Or get everything with unlimited including 40 years of the.
Turn the saw on and use push blocks to slowly feed the molding blank over the blade top photo. Get the magazine more. Cove cutting with a table saw woodworking duration.
With this spreadsheet you are no longer bound to a website and always have the calculations at your fingertips. It can can be used for both symmetrical and asymmetrical coves. In this video i show how i cut a cove on my table saw after i calculate the angle in sketchup.
I tried an experiment cove cutting both pine and white oak using a forrest wwii going both right and left across a blade tilted at 20 degrees. King s fine woodworking 2 647 111 views. Form the cove by making a series of passes over the blade.
I have read articles in fww about cutting cove molding by passing the stock at an angle over a ts blade little by little. That s where cove cutting on the tablesaw comes in. So if i can offer one last small piece of essential advice to anyone attempting to run a table saw cove cut it would be this.