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gooseforsupper

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440 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw jig laminated turning tools milling

Hi gang!
I need a way to cut accurate wooden segments on a bandsaw, repeatedly.
I have been using a jig on my chop saw, but it is too slow when I have to cut up a thousand or more little segments.
Here is what I need to make. Very small identicle segments:
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These I use to make custom laminated goose calls like this one, made of 796 glued segments….

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I need to find a bandsaw jig to help me do this. Any ideas out there??

Thanks!
Doug

-- www.gooseforsupper.com


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 440 days ago

Wow this is amazing.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Bob Kassmeyer

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#2 posted 440 days ago

Check out The apprentice and the journeyman http://theapprenticeandthejourneyman.com/. He makes inlay banding pieces using jigs and such on a band saw.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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gooseforsupper

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#3 posted 440 days ago

Thanks Bob! That’s a good start.

-- www.gooseforsupper.com

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Homebrew

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#4 posted 440 days ago

That thing is insane. I hope you charge a boat load. Good work – wish I even knew where to start with the jig..but good luck anyways.

-- Scott Rieman

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Loren

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#5 posted 440 days ago

Get a linotype saw.

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gooseforsupper

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#6 posted 440 days ago

I love this forum. I had no idea anything like a linotype saw even existed. Facinating! I do own a mini table saw for making models, I wonder if that would be the ticket. Same thing, I would have to design a sliding table or jig of some sort for that tiny little machine… You have me thinking….

-- www.gooseforsupper.com

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Loren

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#7 posted 440 days ago

A linotype saw has this special clamp for holding very thin
parts. Some have sliding tables, others, a sort of miter
gauge. All seem to have a crosscut fence and stop with
detents in picas and a micro-adjuster. The clamp is
part of this assembly. Parts are very difficult to find
so look for a complete saw.

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 440 days ago

You should do a photo shoot of the setup and turning of these. I find it mind boggling to say the least.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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gooseforsupper

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#9 posted 440 days ago

Monte, your right, I should to a tutorial on the subject. I have done parts of it, but nothing start to finish. Maybe when I do one for next years national contest…..

The call your looking at took a blue ribbon and the design award this year. I’m thrilled all the months of glueing came together so well.

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The best of show blew me away… After seeing it, I have a long way to go….

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-Doug

-- www.gooseforsupper.com

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lew

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#10 posted 440 days ago

Here’s a link to a Lumberjock that specializes in segmented turnings. He has written several blogs on his jigs-

http://lumberjocks.com/darryl

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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stefang

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#11 posted 439 days ago

I think you should think about some sort of jig which would work with stacks of boards so you can get several segments with one cut. I’m not sure how practical that would be in practice, but it’s hard for me to imagine any other way to speed up the process. I would think you could also stack cut them on your miter saw. I know that some turners do this.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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William Miller

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#12 posted 412 days ago

When I see the beautiful work some of the members do I almost want to quit woodworking! Instead I will use it as a stimulus to go for another level!

-- Foxmiller Wood Studio

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