I'd like to cut a pair of 1/2" inlay strips from a leftover piece of Bermuda Sand any suggestions as how to do a professional looking job?
Posted 23 May 2018 - 03:14 PM
Posted 23 May 2018 - 06:09 PM
I've never cut inlays.
However, I have cut pieces out of wrap. I would think you would either use a metal yardstick/ruler and a sharp utility blade, probably clamp it down and then cut along the edge of the ruler. Or, you could possibly take the wrap to a Kinko's and use their long slide cutter thingie (not sure of the name), but I don't know if it would cut thru plastic wrap.
I've taken misc. long things to Kinko's to cut them myself using that gadget with no issues (including vinyl drum wrap once - I had to promise the lady that I would send her a pic of the final product and I did and she thought it was so cool!).....
Posted 23 May 2018 - 10:08 PM
Yep, I use the method that JDG just proposed. If the piece I want to cut already has a straight factory edge, I will measure back to the width I want to cut, mark the cut line at 7" to 10" intervals then clamp over the finished piece back towards my mark with a metal 48" square and cut with a fresh razor knife.
My examples show me doing this to a recent project using wood veneer, but of course its exactly the same for vinyl. Good luck and post pics of the project.
Posted 24 May 2018 - 04:57 AM
?Thanks for the suggestions, I'll let you know how they turn out.
Posted 24 May 2018 - 01:28 PM
I think Ward nailed it.....good luck Beemer.....
Posted 26 May 2018 - 11:00 AM
If you know someone with an aluminum bending break (siding/window/door tool) I'm sure it could be done pretty easily. It operates on the same principle as the clamps/straight edge but it applies really solid pressure along the entire length of the piece.
Posted 28 May 2018 - 11:02 AM
Posted 28 May 2018 - 11:05 AM
A friend of mine has a veneer cutter and it cuts perfect inlays although I think it is limited as to how wide a strip it can cut. Also it's an expensive looking tool but if you have a local cabinet shop they probably have one and perhaps they could be persuaded to cut some for you.
Posted 04 June 2018 - 02:49 PM
JP, what type of blade on a table saw? I would think you would rip the wrap to pieces......or at least get a jagged cut, unless it had super small teeth (like a hacksaw).
Edited by JazzDrumGuy, 04 June 2018 - 02:49 PM.
Posted 06 June 2018 - 06:58 AM
Posted 06 June 2018 - 11:40 AM
Oh, well that's a genius maneuver, dude!
Posted 08 June 2018 - 06:44 AM
Thx tricks of the trade!
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