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Re: Deposit
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2019, 03:49:06 PM »
I may stand corrected but I do not believe that SimpleSet allows for kerf.  SetWorks does.
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I think you are correct.  At least that is what Dave in NH told me at Bruno's sawing party last year.
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Re: Deposit
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2019, 04:07:43 PM »
Then can you program each width 1/8" more to get what you want?  Like 1&3/8 to get 5/4.
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« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2019, 04:10:55 PM »
Then can you program each width 1/8" more to get what you want?  Like 1&3/8 to get 5/4.
Simple set you hav to add an 1/8th to you measurement for Kerf.
6/4 equals 1 5/8" on the simple set system,
If you ain't livin on the edge you are takin up way to much room. Of course at my age if I get too close to that edge any more theres a good chance I may fall off.
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« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2019, 04:14:10 PM »
So how do you know what size cant to make?
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Re: Deposit
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2019, 05:17:56 PM »
So how do you know what size cant to make?
Keep a pad of paper, a pencil and a calculator handy.
I hope you are good at math.
You might want to make some cheat sheets and get them laminated for reference.
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« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2019, 05:30:05 PM »
I got a good construction calculator  :D
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« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2019, 05:56:38 PM »
You will do fine with simple set, as said it does not automatically compute for the kerf so you set that into your programmed drop. It's easy, I am about the most computer illiterate person out there and it took me maybe 5 minutes to figure it out.  You can also use it in manual mode and it will have an inch and quarter scale for reference.  
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Re: Deposit
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2019, 08:58:01 PM »
With simple set, you have to add the kerf.  So, If I am sawing hardwood at 1 1/8" thickness rough, I have to program the simple set at 1 1/4" to get a 1 1/8" board.  1 1/8" board plus 1/8" kerf = 1 1/4".

There is a scale with 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, and 8/4 markings on it that you use to position the blade on the opening cut so that you get an even number of boards to the bed.
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« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2019, 09:30:09 PM »
Bruno there are several methods as have been indicated above and I have tried a few of them HOWEVER, the most effective method I have found is to use the ruler for a target range finder.

If you cutting 4/4 x 6 then cut to your closest 4/4 mark on the ruler as your last side cut PRIOR to the first finish thickness cut. The dimension across will be 6 (+ the 1/8 for kerf, set 2 on your simple set screen to leave you a true 6" width) Your depth setting (set 1 the way I do it) for 4/4 will be 1 1/8.  That way don't need calculator or cheat sheet.  

I use set 1 for depth and set 2 for the width setting. Using the ruler is about the same result as accuset cause the ruler measures from the bunk rails and never changes. Using the ruler as the target to get simple set started to is very effective and quick.

If you ain't livin on the edge you are takin up way to much room. Of course at my age if I get too close to that edge any more theres a good chance I may fall off.
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« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2019, 09:38:53 PM »
WDH 
When sawing hardwood, don't forget to flip your ruler to the hard wood side and make sure it is zeroed properly. 
If you ain't livin on the edge you are takin up way to much room. Of course at my age if I get too close to that edge any more theres a good chance I may fall off.
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« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2019, 04:42:54 PM »
Have a sale pending on the Thomas
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« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2019, 06:32:32 PM »
Great
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« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2019, 12:00:38 PM »
The sale on the Thomas fell through
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« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2019, 12:33:23 PM »
Might change my mind
Just asked Marty to price out a lt40 wide head 38 hp gas
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Re: Deposit lt35 or wait a month lt40 wide
« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2019, 10:23:32 AM »
Bruno,

   Congrats to you. I use my simpleset religiously and made up a cheat sheet of the common sizes I saw. It saves me an additional cut or a thick or thin board on almost every cant. I start using my cheat sheet when I flip to the final face on the log/cant.
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Re: Deposit lt35 or wait a month lt40 wide
« Reply #35 on: April 06, 2019, 12:00:27 PM »
I think an LT40 Wide would be a better choice if you have a slab market, but it's easy to spend your money.  :)
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« Reply #36 on: April 06, 2019, 12:46:31 PM »
Dave 
I think it's a no brainer for me.
I'm also trying to bring in black locusts and more spruce
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« Reply #37 on: April 06, 2019, 12:53:39 PM »
I have never sawed on a WM wide head. But I suppose you can saw small stuff on it just fine. Than when you want to saw the wide stuff you can do that too. On a regular WM mill,the wide stuff can not be done. 
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« Reply #38 on: April 06, 2019, 01:12:58 PM »
Ray and Dave,
Can you guys make it to the Northern Project on May 4th?
It would be great to have you both.
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« Reply #39 on: April 06, 2019, 01:26:27 PM »
Simpleset works fine for me but I don't really know what I might like better about the Accuset,  except I'm positive I would like the blade height readout.
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