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how to cut thin strips 0f wood
Dec 17th, 2015 at 1:11pm
 
I have Michael tibbetts book but I'm not sure I understand his meathod---tks,joe
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Reply #1 - Dec 17th, 2015 at 2:20pm
 
Are you referring to Malcom ? He has a website "TahoeTurner". You should be able to contact him directly and ask. He is a nice guy.
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Reply #2 - Dec 17th, 2015 at 3:23pm
 

Cutting thin strips of wood is usually done in a few different ways.
I will sometime cut down to 1/4" on the table saw and less than 1/4" on the band saw then drum sander. It really depends on the wood, it's cost, it's working properties and so on.
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Reply #3 - Dec 17th, 2015 at 3:41pm
 
And the tools you have on hand
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Re: how to cut thin strips 0f wood
Reply #4 - Dec 17th, 2015 at 7:51pm
 
Consider buying and using a microjig ripper
The site has some good vids.  I find I can rip 1/8 inch strips with no issues using the gripper.

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Re: how to cut thin strips 0f wood
Reply #5 - Dec 17th, 2015 at 11:03pm
 
Mike Fisher wrote on Dec 17th, 2015 at 7:51pm:
Consider buying and using a microjig ripper
The site has some good vids. I find I can rip 1/8 inch strips with no issues using the gripper.

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+1. fingers are hard to replace! Roll Eyes
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Re: how to cut thin strips 0f wood
Reply #6 - Dec 18th, 2015 at 9:38am
 
If you have a quality table saw, blade, fence, and a clean zero clearance insert and with reasonable experience, 1/16" strips can be made repeatedly using just a simple pushstick. 1/8" strips are even easier, and without any unexpected excitement.

As to fingers being hard to replace, I agree.  Try putting on a lug nut with half a thumb. It's quite comical.......... Jerry (in Tucson)
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Re: how to cut thin strips 0f wood
Reply #7 - Dec 18th, 2015 at 10:37am
 
Mike Fisher wrote on Dec 17th, 2015 at 7:51pm:
Consider buying and using a microjig ripper
The site has some good vids.  I find I can rip 1/8 inch strips with no issues using the gripper.

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I've been using the Gripper since 2006, one of the best accessories for the table saw you can get IMO.
I have the 1/8" leg but haven't use it yet. I have used the 1/4" leg to cut thin strips many times with no issues whatsoever.
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Re: how to cut thin strips 0f wood
Reply #8 - Dec 20th, 2015 at 4:42pm
 
I made a jig that results in the thin strip being the piece on the off side of the blade - meaning not between the blade and the fence. Is this what you are looking for? Mine is very similar to this one

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I believe that Rockler sells one, too.
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Reply #9 - Dec 21st, 2015 at 10:09am
 
The jig type referredb to by Grant is the only type I use for thin strips on the table saw. I have way too good an imagination for the kind of bad things that can happen Embarrassed .Mine uses a couple of magswitches rather than a spreader in the miter slot, but it is the same concept.
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Re: how to cut thin strips 0f wood
Reply #10 - Dec 21st, 2015 at 11:22am
 
If cutting thin strips on the table saw or band saw is an issue you can make the diameter ring you need and using a parting tool you can part off thin rings.  A thin parting tool will yield more rings.
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