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 Post subject: Binding "Slitter"
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:00 pm 
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I'm so tickled every time I use this at how well it works, I thought I'd share it.

I basically wanted a way the size bindings (to width) accurately, consistantly, safely and without loss via kerf. The jig I came up with is easy to make & use.

The components are a hardwood block glued to ply ("the bed") and clamped to a bench, a "free" block, a #2 X-ACTO blade, shims & clamps.
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slitter1.jpg

You hold the binding against the bed block and slide shims of equal thickness up to it.
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slitter2.jpg

Then put the free block over the shims & binding. It will hold down the binding & its left face establishes the location for the slit.
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slitter3.jpg

Clamp the blade to the free block so it just touches the binding.
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slitter4.jpg

Pull the binding out & check the blade scratch for proper location (& move free block if needed). Then, feeding from the back, the sequence is simple
PULL THROUGH
FLIP END FOR END (to keep scores vertically alligned - THE KEY!)
PULL THROUGH (scoring the opposite side)
restart the binding & TAP THE BLADE (for a little more depth of score)
REPEAT
At some point, the scores will meet in the middle & the binding will seperate.
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slitter5.jpg

You can do a 3-pc slit by doing the above BUT the rotate 180 deg SIDEWAYS and repeat BEFORE tapping the blade (ie 2 pairs of scores)
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slitter6.jpg

The jig works for solid or laminated ABS and for wood (although wood takes more "taps"). This is .300" wide curly maple slit to .200" & .100"


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 Post subject: Re: Binding "Slitter"
PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:13 pm 
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Thanks Dave. I like it. I'll be using it for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Binding "Slitter"
PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:50 am 
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Very clever Dave and great pics and step-by-step too! [:Y:] [clap] [clap] [clap] [clap] [clap]


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 Post subject: Re: Binding "Slitter"
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:04 pm 
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Dave

Brilliantly simple and timely. I was wrestling with this task last night and messed up a binding. Heading down to the cellar 5am tomorrow morning armed with this idea - thanks for sharing it.


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 Post subject: Re: Binding "Slitter"
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:45 pm 
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really cool. i am totally into the simple jigs. big jigs are nice, but i prefer the simplicity and closeness of working things by hand and with simple jigs like this.

thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Binding "Slitter"
PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:38 pm 
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Thanks to you Dave, I was able to make myself a nice binding strip yesterday.

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Cheers & thanks Hip.


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 Post subject: Re: Binding "Slitter"
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Very nice. Thanks for putting the pictures up for everyone to see.
Chuck


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 Post subject: Re: Binding "Slitter"
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Thank you very much for sharing, I look forward to learning here at OLF


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