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  • #16
    Re: When you don't have a band saw

    You may be able to try your local high school. In Canada high school have wood shops and auto body and so on. Most would be more than happy to cut out a bird or what ever for you at no cost.
    ~ Dwight
    "Hello, I am the Friggin' Happiness Fairy and I just sprinkled happy dust on you, so smile damit' this crap is expensive."

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    • #17
      Re: When you don't have a band saw

      Since that last post of mine, I've built up a Kestrel Tools Baby Sitka carving adze.
      Very effective rough-out tool. Long time in the learning of control but I see progress with each carving.
      Brian T

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      • #18
        Re: When you don't have a band saw

        Thank you all. These are useful posts.
        Hazel Strickland
        AKA Dixie Whittler

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        • #19
          Re: When you don't have a band saw

          If you get the Harbor Freight Oscillating tool, also get the $6.00, 0ne year full extra warranty. HF electric tools are notorious for burning out but if it lasts you a year then the chances are that you've got a good one. Besides that, a year will give you plenty of time to put it to the test. Besides, HF tools are so cheap that the extra $6.00 isn't going to hurt you anyway. My kid bought a an HF sawzall 5 years ago and it finally fell apart last month. So last week he went down and bought a replacement for $19.00 on sale with the $6.00 one year warranty because he doesn't have any projects scheduled for the immediate future. $26.00 for a reciprocating saw is peanuts plus he got a nice LED flashlight free.

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          • #20
            Re: When you don't have a band saw

            A general purpose Roto-Zip bit in a router works great. You need a 1/4" to 1/8" collet adapter. It's fast and you can cut intricate shape easily. I have cut up to 2" thick in three passes. You can cut 3/4 material in one pass.

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