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What the heck are you using a saw for. Hand planes, hand planes. Start with rough wood, hand plane it to thickness. cut it with a hand saw for a straight edge, then a jointers plane, then a few rabbet planes and a beading plane. Should take you about 24 hours......Think about the billable hours!!!!
 

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I Love it bass! You do your work like me, always the hard way. Lol... The most common quote I get is "you built that in here!" I ran 2000' of art deco base 3 months ago on my table saw and with a hand router. My arm was numb by the time I finished. Stupid maybe but 16 hours of billing. :thumbsup:
 

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What the heck are you using a saw for. Hand planes, hand planes. Start with rough wood, hand plane it to thickness. cut it with a hand saw for a straight edge, then a jointers plane, then a few rabbet planes and a beading plane. Should take you about 24 hours......Think about the billable hours!!!!
That would be cool with me... if the customer will pay for it.

In this case, I used the tools I have. The customer asks, "Can you do this?" I say, "You bet." Then I figure out how to do it.:laughing:

I've added the Unisaw, Bandsaw, and Spindle sander to the shop in the last year or two. Shaper or molder are on the short list... but I got hit by that flooding we had here and have had to dump money and time into recovering from that fiasco.

Cheers,

Bass
 

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I Love it bass! You do your work like me, always the hard way. Lol... The most common quote I get is "you built that in here!" I ran 2000' of art deco base 3 months ago on my table saw and with a hand router. My arm was numb by the time I finished. Stupid maybe but 16 hours of billing. :thumbsup:
Sometimes you have to do a few jobs like that to earn the money to get the tool that will make it easier next time.:thumbsup:
 

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Sometimes you have to do a few jobs like that to earn the money to get the tool that will make it easier next time.:thumbsup:

:thumbsup: I hear you on that one....I saw a W&H go for $750 on craigslist(at least it was listed at that) the other day. Just their base model, but it would be a great starting point at that price.
 

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that reminds me of the stair mosing I made with a dado blade. dadoing 4" wide 1/4" deep from the bottom of 170' of hickory was not fun with a hybrid table saw :censored:

especially when my friend saw the product and said I can use his shaper whenever I want to save myself some time :censored:

live and learn, or just bill for it :)
 

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That's nothin',

I did 40' of stair tread (made it) out of 5/4" Oak. I used a circular saw and a router with a 3/4" bit.

Set the circular saw to 1/4" depth. Attach rip fence to 1" from blade. Rip the 40'.

Set up the router with a round over, do both sides of the edge to create a bull nose.

Then set the router to 1/4" depth. Rout out the rest with back and forth passes. Burn up the first bit, go get another one.

My arms were sooooo sore after that! Why? "On site" modifications with no time to order. The sunken step from the living room needed a bull nosed tread.

They paid dearly....and yes they paid. :thumbup:
 

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that reminds me of the stair mosing I made with a dado blade. dadoing 4" wide 1/4" deep from the bottom of 170' of hickory was not fun with a hybrid table saw :censored:

especially when my friend saw the product and said I can use his shaper whenever I want to save myself some time :censored:

live and learn, or just bill for it :)
Next time run 2 passes with the dado head, then change to a ripping blade and stand the nosing up on end. I have made thousands of feet of nosing that way.

Try you you might like it. :thumbsup:
 

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Its not truly a profile milled on a table saw, but it was mostly table saw work to get the end product...

Took this...


Made This



The crown I made was to reproduce some no longer stocked Lowes plastic crown that the homeowner put up in one room...asked me to get something close...so I sold them this at decent price installed w/o paint. It takes two lengths of crown to make one. I ripped the top ogee off one, and the cove off the bottom of the other, glued and pinned back together. Used the router table for the 1/4" cove and away we went. Changed the spring angle to 45* as well. I also discovered that 3 5/8" PFJ crown is $0.55 a foot at my local Home Depot...that is cheaper then my local yard...by far.

I find myself creating more and more custom trim out of part and pieces of stock trim....I guess it is really nothing more then a build up....

I may have posted this up someplace on here already, not sure, but the first time was a trial run with some 5 1/4" crown I had laying around, this is the actual stuff...
 
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