Cutting Identical Pieces on the Band Saw
Issue: Issue 313
Posted Date: 11/6/2012
Sometimes a band saw project requires cutting a number of identical pieces. Time can be saved if several of the pieces are stacked one upon another, but the question arises how best to hold the pieces together. I've found that rubber cement, sold in any office supply store, works effectively. Apply a few spots of cement to the first piece of wood, then quickly add a second piece for just an instant to transfer the pattern of the spots. Add a bit more cement to the second piece where the spot patterns are, and let both pieces dry. When pressed together, the bond is instant. After making the band saw cuts, the pieces are pulled apart and the cement is peeled off.
- Don Schroeder, Worcester, MA