|Forum topic by FrankLad||posted 08-02-2009 04:01 AM||2737 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
08-02-2009 04:01 AM
Wanted to share this for anyone else who works with thin material…
Today I tried cutting some veneer with standard rotary cutters (the kind you can pick up at Wal-Mart or fabric stores… Fiskars brand in this case… around $17.)
Prior to this, I’ve been using a hobby/x-acto knife with a metal straight-edge/ruler (with cork+sandpaper on the bottom to keep the wood from sliding around while it is being cut)
After cutting lots of stuff with the rotary cutters, both across and along the grain, I don’t think I’ll go back to cutting with a hobby knife. Straight,clean cuts – no tearing, splitting across the grain, etc.
I’ve even read where one fella recommends a rotary cutter over a veneer saw.
Thought this info may be useful to someone else.
-- Frank, Mississippi, Handcrafted wooden rings - http://www.bentwoodrings.com