|Forum topic by Dave Witkus||posted 07-11-2012 09:04 PM||3123 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
07-11-2012 09:04 PM
I want to cut diamond shapes from thin stock I cut, about an 1/8” thick but have been having problems.
The diamonds are to be used as inlay. Most of you know that if you fit 3 diamond shape pieces together like a jigsaw puzzle you make a 3 dimensional cube. The more diamond shapes you add, the larger the 3 dimensional grows.
I have a pattern that I use to draw the diamond shapes on the wood and have used table saw, chop saw, and band saw. Table saw and chop saw are much too powerful and splinter the wood. Band saw is better. It still will not make a clean cut in 1/8 thick wood so I used the band saw to cut close to the lines then ground down to the lines with a belt sander. Still the edges are not crisp and clean.
I have used a box cutter, razor knife and actually that works the best but is tricky and I prefer a better way.
Any suggestions on how to cut crisp, straight lines in thin wood? At this point I will consider buying thin diamond shape pieces for inlay. Any idea who sells these types of products.
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