Cutting segments for feature ring

Ossie Pereira

PRO Member
I have a 20" long laminated strip with the diamond pattern.
My repeating unit says 2". I have 1/8" kerf in the option screen.
My Question is should i cut at the 2' mark and if
so, has the program calculated for the kerf if not, do i have add an extra 1/6 or 1/8 to the width of my chevron pattern in order to accommodate my saw kerf of 1/8".
Please advise as i have tried to get an answer in the forum section but could not find it.
Also what type of jig is most suitable for this application or do i have to use the laser method?
Thanks
 

mfisher

Super Moderator
Staff member
- The repeating unit should be what your segment edge length is for the ring you are making.

- In cutting a laminate, one method I have done is to cut the segments into blocks. Using a center line through the diamond I would measure 1" to each side (SL=2"). Then I would use a setup similar to the attached incra sled example to miter the ends.


Here are a couple of threads you may be interested in.

At the 8:30 mark in the following tutorial, I show how to use the SW Design tool to make a diamond pattern.
 

Ossie Pereira

PRO Member
I have a 20" long laminated strip with the diamond pattern.
My repeating unit says 2". I have 1/8" kerf in the option screen.
My Question is should i cut at the 2' mark and if
so, has the program calculated for the kerf if not, do i have add an extra 1/6 or 1/8 to the width of my chevron pattern in order to accommodate my saw kerf of 1/8".
Please advise as i have tried to get an answer in the forum section but could not find it.
Also what type of jig is most suitable for this application or do i have to use the laser method?
Thanks
Thank you very much. Your explanation was very clear which has cleared all my confusion about laminate pro.
I am using my seg. easy sledge and used your advise of using the center of the diamond as reference for cutting my seg width.
my segments are now perfect with the diamond pattern in the dead center of my seg
I am now ready to explore the world of laminate pro with this powerful laminate pro application.
Thanks again.
 
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