Cutting maple stringing

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Forum topic by thatwoodworkingguy posted 06-16-2010 05:59 AM 1675 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-16-2010 05:59 AM

I have an order for a box and the lid while require some inlay done in maple. Its a simple but it calls for a perfect circle. My strategy to cut the recess is to make a circular template for my laminate trimmer to ride in but Im not sure how to prepare stock as small and thin as the string to go in it.
Any tips from the pros on cutting it?

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#1 posted 06-16-2010 06:19 AM

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#2 posted 06-16-2010 01:12 PM

Here is a video produced by Keith Cruickshank that may help to answer your post.

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#3 posted 06-16-2010 02:36 PM

I have an older compass set that has a blade attachment. This makes cutting perfect circles from lightweight materials (like veneers) a breeze. Modern sets don’t seem to have the blade, but you can likely mount an exacto knife to the technical pen holder.

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Hope this helps,


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