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cutting methods

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:46 am
by BruceB
Hi, again,
I destroyed the stem I made for my 16' drift boat. The plans require a 45 degree point on the front side, the length of the stem. I tried cutting it with a table saw but it took too much material. How are all of you tackling this issue? Also, looking at what wood to buy for the 1x2 chines and sheers. I have read negative comments on white oak. What do all of you suggest?
As always thanks in advance

Re: cutting methods

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:17 pm
by Roberta
I assume the leading and trailing edges are straight and parallel. Try using a wider piece of wood, cut the angle first, then trim to size on the trailing edge.

A fence is helpful, a bandsaw safer.

Any variety of mahogany, Sapele, even white oak (harder and heavier) will work. Full lengths to avoid scarfing.


Re: cutting methods

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:39 pm
by Ibrew2be
When I needed to make the same kind of 45 degree shaping of the stem for my Imp, I used a belt sander, rather than a saw.


Re: cutting methods

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:30 am
by hoodman
All my framing is white oak. No problems so far.