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#1 posted 05-18-2011 07:02 AM

Hi Paul, Looking at your first pattern that you posted, I am wondering if one extra step could give you what you want?
Since each segment of the rope twist that you show is to be identical in size, and the opposite sides of each segment are effectively the same curve, how about trying to cut the red edge in the photo below first. Then take that freshly cut piece and rotate it (swap A and B with same side up) 180° in the cutter so that the cut edge (red) is against the same stop. Then your next cut will produce the yellow edge for that piece. It means that each piece will require 2 cuts, but they should be consistent.

Another possibility might be to make a cutter with 2 blades that will cut both sides of the piece simultaneously, but that may produce headaches cutting and aligning both blades to make a full clean cut each time.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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