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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:42 pm 
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Here is a handy jig that will allow you to cut purlfings strips from abalam blanks.

Make sure to wear safety glasses, and a respirator. The dust from this stuff is NASTY! :(


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Lance...I assume the jig is running on drawer slides? Also, where do you get the diamond cutting wheels - are they speciality items or can you get them at any hardware store that carries Dremel supplies?

Thanks for the tutorial, and the new OLF is great.

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Excellent Lance and nice to see the emphasis on safety and health too!

On a side note the sound of that thing when you turned it on reminded me of my ex nagging at me........... :( :? :lol:


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Cool. Great jig, Lance!

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Looks very handy and easy to make and use. Great jig, Lance.

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I was tempted to be sarcastic about your instructional ability :), but it really is a nifty little way to do that...

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Lance, great turorial! Not sure of the kerf of the diamond blade,but the yeild looks like 27 pcs from (I assume) a sheet (2 3/4 x 4 3/4)?? This looks about 1/3 the cost of buying pre-cut straight pcs. Is that about right?

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Hi, Lance (and any others who'd care to comment),

I curious about how you cut curved ablam strips for rosettes and such.

I've recenly tried using a router (laminate trimmer), a circle cutting jig and a 1/16 inch down-cut spiral bit. This cutter probably wastes a lot of material...and the stuff's not cheap.

Any input would be appreciated!
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LoftonHarris wrote:
Hi, Lance (and any others who'd care to comment),

I curious about how you cut curved ablam strips for rosettes and such.

I've recenly tried using a router (laminate trimmer), a circle cutting jig and a 1/16 inch down-cut spiral bit. This cutter probably wastes a lot of material...and the stuff's not cheap.

Any input would be appreciated!
Lofton


Hi Loften,
That is how I do it as well. I see one advantage, that is I can make the circle any size I want as apposed to being locked in to a premade diameter.
I think if I ever settle in on a standard rosette size I will have someone cnc cut me a bunch of curved strips. For now I like the freedom.
Oh yeah, I also found that I can do a smaller ring inside this larger ring for my 0-12 model.


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Dave Stewart wrote:
Lance, great turorial! Not sure of the kerf of the diamond blade,but the yeild looks like 27 pcs from (I assume) a sheet (2 3/4 x 4 3/4)?? This looks about 1/3 the cost of buying pre-cut straight pcs. Is that about right?


Hi Dave,
To be honest, I cant remember how many strips I got per sheet.
I think the sheets were 5.5 X 9.5 though.
Either way its MUCH cheaper than buying precut ;)

Jamie, the diamond wheels were found at Lowes.
They were 15.00 each. I found them also on eBay MUCH cheaper! :mrgreen:

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