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  • alanstancombe@btopenworld.com
    Hi there! I am new to this group and I thought I would introduce myself. I have built some plywood canoes and am about to build a prospector. Any advice would
    Message 1 of 38 , Dec 28, 2010
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      Hi there! I am new to this group and I thought I would introduce myself. I have built some plywood canoes and am about to build a prospector. Any advice would be appreciated.
      Thanks
      Alan (UK)
    • ALAN STANCOMBE
      Hi Mike Thanks. I will check the guides as you say. Alan ________________________________ From: Mike To: cedarstripcanoes@yahoogroups.com
      Message 38 of 38 , Feb 22, 2011
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        Hi Mike
        Thanks. I will check the guides as you say.
        Alan




        ________________________________
        From: Mike <MikeD952@...>
        To: cedarstripcanoes@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Tuesday, 22 February, 2011 16:14:11
        Subject: [Cedar Strip Canoes] Re: Prospector

         
        Alan,
        I would look at why the blade wanders so much. Does it tend to follow the grain
        in the wood? Does the blade really move side to side?
        Check your guide blocks and make sure the are secure, tight and aligned. Also
        check the tension on the blade. Make sure your upper guide is lowered as far as
        possible. With plywood you should be able to follow the curve without much
        trouble. A 1/4" blade is fine moving up to 1/2" would be too much.
        I stay just outside of the line and use a disk sander to make the line
        disappear.
        Good luck
        Mike

        --- In cedarstripcanoes@yahoogroups.com, ALAN STANCOMBE <alanstancombe@...>
        wrote:
        >
        > Hi Ron
        > That's great thanks. Do you use a wide band saw blade? Mine is only about 1/4
        > inch and it tends to wander quite a lot. I have a blade which is about half an

        > inch wide. Would that be better?
        > Thanks
        > Alan
        >
        >




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