|Project by daveintexas||posted 10-18-2007 08:16 PM||2372 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
For the short time I have been on this forum, I have gleaned alot of interesting ideas, so I thought I would share one with y’all.
I have been working with veneer for the past two years and am constantly looking for ways to improve effecientcy and quality. I have tried lots of different tools for cutting veneer, such as the veneer saw, exacto knives, hand chisels (ala Paul Schurch), utility knives, etc.
I came across a paper cutter at a yard sale a couple of weeks ago and thought I would give it a try. It works great !! I think it has to do with the cutting action going more downward, similar to a guilitene.
( Pic #1) I had some left over backer veneer, that was very brittle, it would split if the wind blew.
(pic #2) I taped the ends, put it into the cutter and sliced it.
(pic #3) And as you can see, very clean edge.
Took all of 30 seconds to tape it up and cut it. Best of all clean edges with no spits.
I think where this thing will really excell is in cutting small pieces for inlay work.
Thanks for letting me share.