Figure 17-17. To sand a chamfer in the edge of a board, tilt the worktable and proceed as you would when edge sanding. Don't take off too much stock in one pass.
By tilting the worktable, you can also sand a chamfer on the edge of a board.
Tilt the worktable to the right. Offset the rip fence as you would for edge sanding and position the rip fence so that the edge of the board to be sanded will contact the downward motion side of the disc. Make fine adjustments with the quill feed.
Make a five-point check--all locks should be secure--then proceed as you would when edge sanding (Figure 17-17). Be careful not to take off too much stock in one pass.
Figure 17-18. (A) Perfect end chamfers are sanded by using a setup as shown and feeding the disc into the workpiece. (B) End chamfering can also be done (Model 500 only) by tilting the worktable and using the miter gauge stop rod and the miter gauge with safety grip..
End Chamfers-By using the miter gauge and a miter gauge stop rod, or by setting up the miter gauge and the rip fence, you can end chamfer any number of pieces so they will be exactly alike. The workpieces shown (Figure 17-18) are small, but there is no reason why the techniques can't be used on larger projects such as fence pickets or corner posts for box constructions.