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Compound Cuts On A Bandsaw

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It's amazing what you can do with a band saw. Than bears repeating: It's amazing what you can do with a band saw.

Those long, sweeping curves that you can cut only on a band saw add beauty and grace to your projects. But if you repeat those cuts, the results can be twice as beautiful.

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The Technique
The technique of making repeat of compound cuts with a band saw is simple:
1. Make your initial cut or cuts.
2. Tape the cut pieces back together.
3. Turn the wood 90-degrees and make your final cuts.

When you unwrap the masking tape and remove the scrap, you'll have a piece of wood that cures through three dimensions.

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