Tips and Tricks. #2: Cutting rods or dowels.

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The handles of the sushi boards are attached to the main board but brass rods… actually brass welding or brazing rods…

To cut these to the same length… yes another jig..

This jig is fairly basic and can be adapted to cut dowels etc..

Just a scrap of timber with two kerf cuts .. one along the board to capture the rod and one at 90 degrees for the saw.. in this case a hacksaw..

Just push the rod along the groove until it is at the end and then cut… you could have more grooves across the board for different lengths..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 1106 days ago

That sure beats messing with a vise!!

Good one!

Thank you very much!

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Sam Shakouri

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#2 posted 1106 days ago

Simple but clever idea, Larry. Thanks for sharing.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#3 posted 1106 days ago

Great tips Larry, as usual.

Thank you

-- Back home. Fernando

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Kent Shepherd

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#4 posted 1106 days ago

I like this better than the way I was cutting them.

Thanks for the tip

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#5 posted 1106 days ago


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#6 posted 1106 days ago

Very clever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 1105 days ago

That’s a very interesting tip I have not seen anywhere else.

Thanks Larry.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 1105 days ago

Good tip Larry! ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 1105 days ago

very gr8 tip

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#10 posted 1105 days ago

Looks good, Larry.

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Jim Bertelson

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#11 posted 1105 days ago

Slick, I shall tuck that one in my bonnet….......Thanks Larry.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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