View Full Version : My method for sawing irregular scales.

04-02-2009, 06:30 PM
I developed a method of sawing scales of thick sambar, or any other irregular material.
First you prepare a plane part and after glues in a parallel wood piece, with a guide you cut exactly in straight line.
I hope it help
Best regards,

04-02-2009, 06:58 PM
Geez!!...that's a nice way of doing it!!....and so obvious!....
Why I never thought of doing that??....:banghead
Thanks for sharing Romano!

Charles Vestal
04-02-2009, 08:29 PM
Great way to do a difficult job.

Thanks for the tip Romano.


04-03-2009, 06:54 AM
Thank you Victor and Charles.
Another picture sawing ivory.

04-03-2009, 06:55 PM
That looks like a great idea. The more I think about it, the better I like it. It is much safer, by a long way, than trying to hold on to the stag piece,or whatever kind of irregular piece you are cuttings. while trying to keep it vertical.
Thanks Ricardo!

Jim Dannels
04-03-2009, 07:30 PM
No I don't know what happened? I noticed all the pictures posted yesterday were gone when I went to link a reference to another thread on the subject.
Now I see their back.
This seems like a great technique, that's both reliable and safe.
Holding a semi-round object with fingers that close to the blade, where the blade could catch and roll fingers into the blade is a good way to test a surgeons ability??

By gluing to a long straight guide, fingers would not be near the blade.
You might consider making it a sticky for reference? I would bet it's a question that comes up often(I know I saw this last night, and a question was posted in another section this morning).

04-04-2009, 04:29 PM
Ricardo , as everyone has said, this is a great idea and one of the most safe i have seen. Thanks Trav

04-04-2009, 06:11 PM
Thank you very much everybody by the comments.
Our fingers also thanks.

11-02-2012, 07:25 PM
Steve: any way to repost the pictures from Ricardo?

11-03-2012, 06:37 PM
I can't even post my own. I'll email him and he can probably do it.

12-07-2012, 06:29 AM
Hello friend!
I made new pictures.

Best regards, Romano.

12-07-2012, 02:12 PM
Thank you, Romano, for the new pictures. They show exactly what you are doing. Safer, easier, more control, more precision.

12-10-2012, 06:47 AM
Lapidary's have been using this technique for centuries to hold oddball rough for slab sawing. As mentioned saves fingers (and blades when cutting rock).

Anthony Chaney
12-10-2012, 01:00 PM
This should make the pictures show up.

12-10-2012, 02:08 PM
Thank you, Anthony.