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Nice Clean Crosscuts

Postby Mike Jordan » 26 Oct 2020, 13:03

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'OK I've run out of work so it's time to do maintenance on the machinery.
I've used this method of getting a spelch - free crosscut for some time and hope others may find it useful.
My DeWalt 1370 is mounted on a purpose made cabinet with drawers, castors at the back and slide out handles for moving it out for use. The table is made from two layers of 18mm birch ply and has a replaceable 6mm thick birch ply insert beneath the blade track.
I make the dovetailed inserts in batches of three and the one in use was starting to look a little rough.
The old insert is tapped out and the new one tapped in before cutting off the surplus at the narrow end.
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Re: Nice Clean Crosscuts

Postby Mike Jordan » 26 Oct 2020, 13:21

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Photos are all in the wrong order but I'm only capable with machinery, computers are not really my field.
It's taken me an hour so I hope it's of interest to someone. The little block of oak is shown bottom cut upwards so the method works"
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Re: Nice Clean Crosscuts

Postby Andyp » 26 Oct 2020, 14:31

I have found it interesting Mike, thanks for posting.
I use a thin sheet of mdf as a sacrificial base on my mitre saw for the same purpose. I often forget to adjust the depth of cut and saw right through it. :oops:

You have also taught me a new wood, spelch.
cheers

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Re: Nice Clean Crosscuts

Postby Malc2098 » 26 Oct 2020, 15:00

Neat.
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Re: Nice Clean Crosscuts

Postby Woodbloke » 26 Oct 2020, 16:31

Andyp wrote:You have also taught me a new wood, spelch.

Another name is 'fraz' which means the same as 'spelch' - Rob
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Re: Nice Clean Crosscuts

Postby Mike Jordan » 26 Oct 2020, 17:08

I understand that frass is the term for the dust or droppings from woodworm which falls like rain from a well nibbled piece of timber. I think spelch probably comes from that well known firm "Splinter & Spelch" Quality Carpenters. A subsiduary company of "Bodgit & Scarper"
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Re: Nice Clean Crosscuts

Postby Woodbloke » 26 Oct 2020, 18:47

Mike Jordan wrote:I understand that frass is the term for the dust or droppings from woodworm which falls like rain from a well nibbled piece of timber. I think spelch probably comes from that well known firm "Splinter & Spelch" Quality Carpenters. A subsiduary company of "Bodgit & Scarper"

I first heard 'fraz' or 'frass' in the trade as the fluffy edge left from a router cut which was usually cleaned up with a second pass or a wipe with a bit of worn sandpaper - Rob
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Re: Nice Clean Crosscuts

Postby Mike Jordan » 26 Oct 2020, 19:05

Obviously the terms sound similar and the things they describe are not a million miles apart.
I haven't heard that term used for a rough or perhaps slightly furry edge but most locations have words that are only used in a very small area, Derby is certainly no exception.
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