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Balsa Stripper Upgrade (Read 373 times)
Reply #2 - Mar 8th, 2017 at 2:30pm

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Brian - This device is based on one I use in my wood shop to slice veneer into thin strips. As I said in the original post, getting the guide straight is the key to success. Originally I had planned to purchase 4 strippers and glue them into place for 1/32, 1/16, 3/32 and 1/8 but decided to skip it and use the one stripper making test cuts for the desired width. I make sure the blade is set to cut 1/32 half way through, turn the piece end-for-end and finish the cut. You definitely want to take care of the tool. Just another thought, cutting "C" grain the scalpel blade wants to deflect into the grain so cut slowly.
Mike
 
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Reply #1 - Mar 7th, 2017 at 2:59pm

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That's a good idea, think I'll make one.
 
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Jan 26th, 2017 at 9:54am

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I have been having difficulty getting my Master Airscrew balsa stripper to cut evenly throughout, was getting wider strips at the beginning than the end. I cured this problem with the little tool in the pictures. It is a piece of 1/4 x 4 x 24 basswood with a piece of 1/4 x 1/4 x 24 basswood glued on. The space for the cutter body is 1" in and is exactly enough room for the tool. Getting the 1/4 square straight is the key to success here. The Airscrew cutter is then set to be over the square stock and adjusted to the width needed. Also set the cutter blade to just short of cutting the strip off and turn the strip end for end and complete the cut. Once you have a straight edge on the piece to be cut, you will have a straight edge always after that.
 

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