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Forum topic by UndertheSonMosaics posted 09-15-2012 12:48 AM 1944 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-15-2012 12:48 AM

Hi everyone! I am “attempting” to cut out some wooden crosses from plywood. At the moment I am doing this with a jigsaw, which is time consuming. Is there another way to cut these patterns out, that would be better on my time? The patterns are not real detailed, a few curves here and there, but for the most part, nothing fancy.

I would appreciate any advice you could offer. Thank you!

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#1 posted 09-15-2012 12:52 AM

If you are making a number of the same design and if you have a router, you could make a template with thin stock (masonite or 1/4”MDF), then use the router with a bearing guided straight cutting bit. HTH

-- Art

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#2 posted 09-15-2012 02:34 AM

Thin blade on the bandsaw or scrollsaw. Either is liable to be a little faster then a jigsaw and probably safer; if you don’t have either the jigsaw is probably it.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#3 posted 09-15-2012 03:30 AM

I’d probably stack a few boards with double sided tape and use the band saw.

-- jay,

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