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Jack Lewis

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04-07-2019 08:32 PM

I have in mind a project that will require many small irregular 3, 4, & 5 sided pieces less than 1 sq. in. ea. for a mosaic scene used for segments in a feature ring. Therefore the seams between the small pieces should fit together rather snugly. I contemplated a scroll saw but not positive the cut will finish smooth enough. I will be makings the ring from glued up blocks of about 2.5×2.5 inches.
My question is “How can I cut the small pieces safely, accurately and away from my fingers?”
Available: scroll saw (no experiencs), band saw, TS, Miter saw

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John Smith

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#1 posted 04-07-2019 08:35 PM

belt sander ?

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wuddoc

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#2 posted 04-07-2019 09:23 PM

We have used the Micro Mark table saw for the tiny angled feet called for on the Rockler music box plans as well as turning pen turning squares into octagons before turning.

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Jack Lewis

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#3 posted 04-07-2019 10:15 PM



We have used the Micro Mark table saw for the tiny angled feet called for on the Rockler music box plans as well as turning pen turning squares into octagons before turning.

- wuddoc


TX, followed that idea and looked at them. They have hardwood limits too small

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sras

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#4 posted 04-07-2019 10:32 PM

Depends on the shape, but a lot of times small pieces can be cut from longer strips of wood.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#5 posted 04-07-2019 10:45 PM

Cut a long section with those dimensions on a table saw then slice off pieces.

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#6 posted 04-08-2019 01:27 AM

I would make two sleds and then use a pattern bit on the router table.

Hopefully, these pictures will depict for you what I have in mind. You can make hundreds of pieces with these and a router table.

Cheers!!

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Flights

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#7 posted 05-16-2019 03:35 AM

Great suggestion firehouse. What did you use to make the designs, google sketchup?

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