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    Last edited by tagordy; 12-11-2011, 08:59 PM.

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    Yea, I've fudge it a tad myself without a disaster, but do it before you start cutting the project. I've cut patterns from Keaner book, I forgot his first name, but he drew patterns without a dotted center line, so you have to just center it the best way you can. another option is to print out the pattern at 90, or 95%, so it will fit your wood better. Compounds are so cool to cut, and you did a sweeeet job on your project.
    Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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    • #3
      WD,
      Had the perfect answer for your question. You did a nice job on the ornament.
      "Still Montana Mike"

      "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
      Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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      • #4
        Very nice cutting on the ornament. When I cut them I use a little wider and thicker piece of wood just in case I get to close the the side...seems to work OK for me.
        Hawaiilad
        Larry

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Wood Dog View Post
          another option is to print out the pattern at 90, or 95%, so it will fit your wood better.

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          • #6
            Make sure you have it locked well in your holder,If it moves after you cut the frist side you'll lose it. Lance

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            • #7
              Excellent job on the ornament. Either using a slightly larger piece of wood or slightly shrinking the size of the pattern when printing it out works as well.


              DW
              Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
              John Wayne

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              • #8
                Cutting through the pattern issue on other side. This has happened to me when I did not start my initial cut from the top or bottom. If you have/want to start your cut on a "side wall" you must be careful that your "opposite side" pattern is facing you.

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                • #9
                  Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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                  • #10
                    Tim,
                    are you using clamps or did you make a clamping device like i use with 2 carriage bolts and a wing nut..
                    "Still Montana Mike"

                    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by wood-n-things View Post
                      Tim,
                      are you using clamps or did you make a clamping device like i use with 2 carriage bolts and a wing nut..
                      freehand, except for the tape on the sides holdin the piece in place from the first side cut

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                          • #14
                            Sounds like your table to blade is O.K.
                            My guess for your next question is that you are using pine.......?
                            nothing wrong with that but it acts like what you describe.
                            Try using clamps or the jig Mike spoke of, one thing you don't want is the middle piece flopping around while cutting. Personally I like the small Quick clamps, but it's just a personal preference. Good luck.
                            Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Wood Dog View Post
                              Personally I like the small Quick clamps, but it's just a personal preference. Good luck.

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