Introduction: Deep Dish Cove Cut Slab Table Top Experiment

Using a circular cove cut to dish an entire slab table top on the table saw.  Please keep in mind this is an experiment as part of an idea for another build.  That said it seemed to work and work well so I am sharing it here.  I have never seen this done before on this scale.  This is an *at your own risk* situation.  However nothing I saw, felt or heard during the experiment leads me to think that this is not a viable option for rough cutting deep dish circular slabs on a table saw.  It would take a very large end lathe to replicate what I did here and I don't think it would be all that much faster or any more/less dangerous.

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xwania (author)2014-02-03

very nice. I saw you rotating the disk clockwise as well as anti clockwise. Shouldnt just be a,lways in one direction. I.e. into the teeth ? Just curious.thanks

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NelsonStudios (author)xwania2014-02-03

Yes it should have been anti clockwise the whole time. There has to be a risk of the teeth grabbing it and spinning it for you otherwise. I realize my mistake part way in and reverse it. To some extent I get away with it because the slab of wood is so heavy.

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jexter (author)NelsonStudios2014-02-10

Specifically, it depends on which side of the disk you're working: anti-clockwise when the blade is working from the center to the right side of the piece, and clockwise with the blade working the left side.

This is a great idea! And my "safety comment rage" would have been triggered only if the piece had been ripped out of your hands and blasted through the wall of your shop like Thor's Frisbee. (Which would have been cool to see anyway, as long as your son wasn't around.)

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FN64 (author)2014-02-03

This is on my "have to try" list. I've cut circles and have made coves on a TS but this is something new to me. Perhaps you should post this on the woodworkingtalk.com site in their video section.. I'm sure it would be appreciated.

Nice 'ible.. thanks

..Jon..

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NelsonStudios (author)FN642014-02-03

I will look into it but I bet that is simply inviting a whole bunch of armchair rage for me.

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amekdala (author)2014-02-03

excellent idea

nice work

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