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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-27-2018, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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Wondered if many of you have used birdsmouth joinery bits for your projects and your impression.
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yes...
they work well..
LeeValley has a very good set...
Bird's-Mouth Joinery Bits™ - Lee Valley Tools

if you work out the angles you can makw the cuts on the table saw using a dado blade...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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I never thought that the table saw with a dado stack would be a alternative but it does make sense. Any advantage/disadvantage or using the tablesaw.
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Interesting link, stick. Never seen that before.

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yes...
they work well..
LeeValley has a very good set...
Bird's-Mouth Joinery Bits™ - Lee Valley Tools

if you work out the angles you can makw the cuts on the table saw using a dado blade...
I saved this article years ago, really liked the look of the finished lamp - wife didn't, enough said. The article shows making the joint with two passes on the TS, but it looks as if one of those bits would be perfect (and a lot easier). But the wife still doesn't like the lamp..............
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I've made several boxes with birdsmouth bits. They look very good. Check out Dave Henry on you tube to see what can be done with them.


Heres one of mine.
http://www.pbase.com/john_cooper/ima...384/medium.jpg
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That link didnt work very well, the pic is way too small, so this is the second try.
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I never thought that the table saw with a dado stack would be a alternative but it does make sense. Any advantage/disadvantage or using the tablesaw.
cheaper/faster...
more versatility..

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
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I saved this article years ago, really liked the look of the finished lamp - wife didn't, enough said. The article shows making the joint with two passes on the TS, but it looks as if one of those bits would be perfect (and a lot easier). But the wife still doesn't like the lamp..............
dado blade..
one pass...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

Stick....
Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
"SNORK Mountain Congressional Library and Taxidermy”
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The angles on a router bit are preset so there is no setup to get right. I have some cheap MLCS ones that I got cheap on ebay but I haven't had a chance to use them yet. After looking at Bob's box he used his for I'm more motivated than I was before.
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