LumberJocks

Cutting maple stringing

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by thatwoodworkingguy posted 06-16-2010 05:59 AM 1218 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View thatwoodworkingguy's profile

thatwoodworkingguy

375 posts in 2397 days


06-16-2010 05:59 AM

I have an order for a box and the lid while require some inlay done in maple. Its a simple but it calls for a perfect circle. My strategy to cut the recess is to make a circular template for my laminate trimmer to ride in but Im not sure how to prepare stock as small and thin as the string to go in it.
Any tips from the pros on cutting it?

-- thatwoodworkingguy.com ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~


3 replies so far

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

115206 posts in 3044 days


#1 posted 06-16-2010 06:19 AM

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 3289 days


#2 posted 06-16-2010 01:12 PM

Here is a video produced by Keith Cruickshank that may help to answer your post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

View 2Sand's profile

2Sand

11 posts in 2402 days


#3 posted 06-16-2010 02:36 PM

I have an older compass set that has a blade attachment. This makes cutting perfect circles from lightweight materials (like veneers) a breeze. Modern sets don’t seem to have the blade, but you can likely mount an exacto knife to the technical pen holder.

Similar to this%

Hope this helps,

RW

-- Fast, Fair, Superior Sanding Supplies

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com