Jig for cutting thin strips

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I need to cut a bunch of 3/16 square rods. I know somewhere I have seen a jig for cutting thin strips
but now that I need it I am unable to find it?
Any help appreciated.

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#1 posted 461 days ago


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#2 posted 461 days ago

There are two ways to do thin strips.
This post showes both, I like the second one.

Here is my version.

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#4 posted 461 days ago

I do them on the band saw. You can saw 1/8”
oversized (or 7/16”) and take a bit off both
rough sides with a planer. Results are pretty
good on straight stock.


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#5 posted 461 days ago

This might work for you. Having had muliple problems cutting thin strips of ebony, and other tough wood for inlay, I made this sled. The sled has an adjustable stop for width, and clamps for the piece being cut. The board on top of the fence slides down to support both pieces. I use the super thin kerf $10- 7 1/4” Freud blades. Ebony will eat a bandsaw blade alive, and terrible results. This way, I get nice clean cut and accurate strips.

The sled simply slides along the saws fence, the board that holds down the work, prevents shattering. I move the sled along the fence using the hold down board.


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