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Title: Cheat sheet
Post by: dean herring on July 01, 2018, 10:24:34 PM
Iíve got a lot of 1x12 pine boards to cut and am looking for a way to speed up the process. Iíve seen somewhere on here some have made up a list of measurements to hit the next cut without having to stop each time to figure or move the magnetic strip each time. Thanks for any advice 
Title: Re: Cheat sheet
Post by: WV Sawmiller on July 01, 2018, 10:29:10 PM
   I use one pretty religiously. Mine is set up for 1/8" kerf. BTW - I have SimpleSet on my mill so I start on one of the marks and it moves the distance programmed in every time I toggle the switch. I'd probably quit sawing if I did not have a setworks system.
Title: Re: Cheat sheet
Post by: Ron Wenrich on July 02, 2018, 12:15:51 AM
I worked for a number of years where I had to build the stack in my head.  After you get the math behind it, it isn't that hard.  But, I did have a setworks that pulled the same stroke for each cut.  

For the math, I was running a circle mill.  For every 2 4/4 board, I needed to add 2ĺ" to the target size.  If you're running a band mill, you would reduce that to what suits you.  Multiples of my 2ĺ" would be 5Ĺ", 7ľ".  Add that to your target size, then set and go.  

Without a setworks, you need to add 1 3/8", 2 3/4", 4 7/8", etc. to build your stack.  Adjust for your board thickness and kerf.
Title: Re: Cheat sheet
Post by: Crossroads on July 02, 2018, 01:01:52 AM
I have a cheat sheet but have switched to the sawmill calculator app on my phone. 
Title: Re: Cheat sheet
Post by: bandmiller2 on July 02, 2018, 06:27:59 AM
My band mill is of my own manufacture and uses a simple aluminum yardstick and pointer. I go down the cant one inch at a time which gives me about a 7/8" board. I have never had anyone complain. It sure makes figuring easy. My circular mill has a setworks that figures in the kerf, cheat sheet is only used to start the cut and have the boards end up right, no sliver cuts. Frank C.
Title: Re: Cheat sheet
Post by: moodnacreek on July 06, 2018, 08:01:22 AM
The notched lane set works eliminates most of the math. I don't know how I used to saw without it.