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Paul Beeney31/07/2019 13:26:44
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Hi All

Thanks to all that have answered my questions in the past .Next question how do you cut thin wood strips when covering say a hatch cover lengthways with the grain? On the model i am trying to build which is Billings model Dana the hatch covers are 40mm at one end 30mm at the other. Do you cover the laser cut peace with the strips let it dry turn over when dry and cut from the rear . Will the wood tear following the grain? do you varnish let dry then cut from rear? any help would be most helpful

Thanks Paul

Roger Clark31/07/2019 19:05:24
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Hi Paul,

Personally I would lay oversize, cut when glue has cured away from the edge of the hatch from the top and then gently sand away the remainder. When you cut start from the thickest end towards the thinnest, i.e. 40mm to 30mm, that way you will reduce the risk of the grain splitting into the hatch area.



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