Good job. Tell me how this affects your continued pursuit of accuracy.
Many threads ago, we discussed that this would be better done on a miter saw, or sled. He knows that. He has an Incra Express. He has an Incra V27 miter gauge. He has an Incra LS-TS rip fence system.
Accuracy on angles is not his present primary concern. "He is practicing crosscuts on his table saw"- cutting across scrap crown moulding to very short lengths. The emphasis of that practice is that he is learning and practicing different aspects of his tooling. That emphasis is currently is on learning to use his table saw accurately. His primary concern is 90 degree cuts to accurately consistent lengths on that tool. He previously was using his miter gauge and rip fence and trapping the piece between the fence and blade. This method is "safer" than what he was doing.
I applaud his experimentation and practice, his continued interest and tenacity. There's over a hundred ways to do the same thing. It may only be open to you if you are exposed to some of those ways, then if you have practiced some of those ways... It's then a skill added there in your toolbox... ready for if it ever needs to be used. Just like him wanting to learn a skill to do mortise and tenon joints... to do a project. He's adding and building those skillsets... Adding those tools to his toolbox.
"Don't worry, I saw this work in a cartoon once."
"Usually learning skills and tooling involves a progression of logical steps."
Last edited by MAFoElffen; 01-07-2013 at 12:50 PM.