What tool to cut through thick cork

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Forum topic by ecat posted 03-06-2012 05:59 PM 2636 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-06-2012 05:59 PM

What tool or saw would I use to cut a flower design in 3/4 thick dense cork? I buy the cork in 24×36 inch x 19mm thick sheets. Box cutter blades aren’t deep enough. Am making a tulip design approximately 3×3 inches, or tree shape about 5 inches. I’ve been searching and searching for an answer…thank you in advance if you can help!

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#1 posted 03-06-2012 06:02 PM

Scroll saw or coping saw maybe? Fine tooth blades?

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#2 posted 03-06-2012 06:13 PM

For the coping saw….what size blade do you think? Bigger teeth or smaller? Thank you

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#3 posted 03-06-2012 06:13 PM

They make knife-edge jigsaw blades with no teeth for cutting soft materials.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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