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

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Blog entry by degoose posted 08-10-2011 11:13 PM 1622 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 08-10-2011 11:32 PM

That sure beats messing with a vise!!

Good one!

Thank you very much!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 08-10-2011 11:37 PM

Simple but clever idea, Larry. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#3 posted 08-11-2011 12:04 AM

Great tips Larry, as usual.

Thank you

-- Back home. Fernando

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#4 posted 08-11-2011 12:19 AM

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

Thanks for the tip


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#5 posted 08-11-2011 12:22 AM


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#6 posted 08-11-2011 12:50 AM

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

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

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#7 posted 08-11-2011 06:14 AM

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

Thanks Larry.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 08-11-2011 08:11 AM

Good tip Larry! ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "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 08-11-2011 02:09 PM

very gr8 tip

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 08-11-2011 03:15 PM

Looks good, Larry.

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#11 posted 08-11-2011 03:54 PM

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

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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