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Micro Adjusting Fence
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 Posted: Sat Sep 17th, 2016 10:16 pm
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ON30Carl
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Hey guys, While fooling around
with my scratch build (a 1/20.3 caboose) I stumbled
upon an idea that may help those of us who cut
our own scale lumber.
I have one of those tools that is a balsa wood
strip cutter. It has a blade and a fence and you
dial the width you need and slide the fence along
the stripwood and it cuts. I have been cutting my
larger wood on a micro table saw but was having trouble
trying to get measurements just right. Well I haven't
used the balsa cutter because it isn't stout enough
to cut the wood that I need but the micro adjuster
should still be useful. I mounted it on my fence
and I think it will do just fine![img][/img]



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Hope this helps someone :Salute:
Carl

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 Posted: Sun Sep 18th, 2016 12:43 am
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W C Greene
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Howdy Carl, I am quite familiar with the Master Airscrew Balsa Stripper...have used one for years. I'm not into 1:20.3 so I can use one as intended to cut strips, etc. I use balsa & bass woods. The stripper can cut balsa fine with a plain old #11 blade (stock), but I use a larger, heavier blade for bass wood. Sometimes the stripper gets a little wonky cutting bass with a #11. I am glad to see someone else using this fine (and inexpensive) tool. You have discovered another use for this thing, great!!

Woodie



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