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Notching Wood

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by jeremy_283, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. jeremy_283

    jeremy_283 [OP] Super Member

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    I need to cut a notch like this in a 3 inch by 3 inch piece of wood. What's the best way to accomplish this?

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    elblako91 Well-Known Member

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    Band saw or jig saw would be what I'd use
     
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    skill saw and a chisle... well thats what we do on the jobsites anyway.
     
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    saw down both ends and chisel out the notch
     
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    Set circular saw to depth of notch. make a dozen or so cuts between your marks to remove as much wood as you can. Then clean it up with a chisel. Easy.
     
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    Ok, I guess I'll try the chisel method
     
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    id jig it. run your blade up to the corners. then cut out the inside until you can get your blade turned sideways to cut the top line.
     
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    Im just here to show off my wood working skills by agreeing with the chisel method:D
     
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    God damn that's a long jigsaw blade to cut 3" deep
     
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    or just chisel it, takes all of 3 minutes.
     
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    You could use a dado blade on your table saw, would take you like 3-5 passes to cut that out CLEAN, or like the others said run your circular saw through it and chisel it out, OR if you have a really good chop saw(like i do) you can select the height of your blade to come down and run the wood back and forth and side to side and it will eat that notch out in a couple minutes.
     
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    I don't think he needs to cut 3" deep, just a 3" square piece of wood. Prob only 2" max he would need to cut. Still yet, jigsaw wouldn't be ideal for this, i agree with the above posters, circular saw set to the depth, make about a dozen or so cuts, hammer out the pieces, clean up with chisel.
     
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    If he's asking the question. I highly doubt he has a table saw, much less a dado blade for it.
     
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    3" x 3" stock , or at least that's what it says in the OP
     
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    that was my answer...i work in a woodshop, im the supervisor. lol
     
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