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Scratch-Free Flush Cuts

No matter how carefully I cut with my economy-model flushcutting
saw, it always left scratch marks on the wood’s surface. To solve the
problem, I attached a playing card with double-faced tape. Now I don’t have to
worry about scratches, because my carded saw doesn’t quite cut flush. Attaching the
card limits the saw’s depth of cut, so I saw the dowel halfway, then finish from the opposite side.
Sawn dowels stand a wee bit proud, but they’re easy to sand flush.

 

This story originally appeared in American Woodworker July 2006, issue #122.

 

July 2006, issue #122

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