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ok,
as you might or might not know, i'm off work for the forseable future.
so I will turn my woodworking talents to hobbies.
first up I will do the old favourite of making a chain out of a solid piece of timber.
I will take many pics, so ask questions, and if I can teach any of you some skills, (y)
 

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Great idea keep yourself busy. but watch out work cover has spies and will photograph and film you doing things . caught them multiple times following me . They will do anything not to have to payout. The way u use your injured arm is what they will watch. sorry for the downer .
 

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Yes to the above statement. Be very careful of what you do.

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This is going to be very interesting. 👍
 

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glad you think so... I've wanted to do this for a fair while.
now, the confusing bit, working out what you don't want, it's simple really,
you don't want all the timber that doesn't look like a chain link.
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I’ve seen chains, never even looked up how to make them. I’ll refrain from YouTube and watch your work. Don’t have access to tools anymore, I have done a little bit of woodwork in the past.
 

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@y b normal I've changed pics to full image for people to better see them in the thread. You can do this when you do the post.
 

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cheers Ross. i'll get it right one day.

in the morning, fun starts....power tools. 💥
fyi, I only have hand tools, no drill press, no band saw or table saw, no lathe, no belt sander. only basic hand power tools, planner, jig saw, drills, circular saw.
 

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here is what I managed,
weapon of choice, Milwaukee 6 1/2" M18 cordless saw...why??? cos that's what I own!
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now….PAY ATTENTION!!!
i'm pointing to the VERY DANGEROUS BIT!! ….THE BLADE!!
don't try to control the tool by this bit...….it won't end well...… for you.
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ok, safety lesson over,
we need to set two separate measurements here, the depth the blade will cut, and the width from the guide fence

depth set.
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now, it would have taken a video to show the cutting, which ain't gunna happen, not even on utube.
i think most of us know how to push a circular saw through I piece of wood... I hope.
one tip, if you have to force it, somethings wrong. you don't have to force it against the guide, you just......guide it.
the distances are the same for all the cuts.
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oh, fyi, clamp the sucker down. you definatly don't want this getting away from you
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