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Posted: 8/25/2023 3:21:53 PM EST
I make feeders and houses for gifts to friends and family. I hand split all the shingles for the roof out of clear cedar (indoor winter activity).
The shingles are individually glued and some roofs are hexagon. I have to hand cut each edge shingle (shown dotted red) before gluing.

I'd like just glue an entire side and then cut the miter (red dotted lines). I have a dremel, anyone have experence with saw blades? Would the steel one shown work or too course for a  .100" shingle?
Perhaps the diamond or resin might work. Would like to buy one type.

Appreciate any input.
fnh
Link Posted: 8/25/2023 4:22:11 PM EST
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I bought the set shown and will report back with results.
Link Posted: 8/25/2023 4:37:37 PM EST
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I'd do that with a Japanese pull saw and a ruler
Link Posted: 8/25/2023 4:42:30 PM EST
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.1" cedar?  Could probably do it with a utility knife.
Link Posted: 8/25/2023 5:20:33 PM EST
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.1" cedar?  Could probably do it with a utility knife.
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That's what I'm doing now... it's a lot of cuts. Trying to save a bit of time. Will report back with the "finger cutter" saw blade experiment.
Link Posted: 8/25/2023 5:21:11 PM EST
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Not a bad idea. Even a hack saw would work. Always more ways to skin a beaver...
Link Posted: 8/25/2023 5:38:48 PM EST
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Paper cutter might work too.  Tape down a fence at the appropriate angle and chop chop chop.
Link Posted: 8/26/2023 7:52:19 AM EST
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Micro-Mark table saw. Dremel use to make one. I had one and believe it or not, got $350 for it on eBay many years ago after they were discontinued.


https://www.micromark.com/mini-powertool/-saws/table-saws
Link Posted: 8/26/2023 8:08:58 AM EST
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I just tested cutting some thin cedar offcuts with... scissors.  Worked pretty good.  A set of heavy duty kitchen shears might be the quickest and easiest solution.
Link Posted: 8/26/2023 8:52:55 AM EST
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I just tested cutting some thin cedar offcuts with... scissors.  Worked pretty good.  A set of heavy duty kitchen shears might be the quickest and easiest solution.
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Just ran to the shop and tried the scissors... Worked fine. And all that time I wasted scribing with a utility knife. Oh well, time in the shop is never really wasted.  
I'll post some Dremel action in a few days.

Link Posted: 8/26/2023 3:56:57 PM EST
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IF you do a lot of those, a cheap scroll saw with a clamp-on stick for a fence and a fine blade would make short work of it.
Link Posted: 8/26/2023 5:22:11 PM EST
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I’ve always found that trying to use a dremel as a tiny circular saw never works the way I hoped it would. Can never get the blade perpendicular to the work surface.
Link Posted: 8/26/2023 6:04:33 PM EST
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I’ve always found that trying to use a dremel as a tiny circular saw never works the way I hoped it would. Can never get the blade perpendicular to the work surface.
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+1
Link Posted: 8/26/2023 7:25:14 PM EST
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I’ve always found that trying to use a dremel as a tiny circular saw never works the way I hoped it would. Can never get the blade perpendicular to the work surface.
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Just spitballing here, but I wonder whether someone or other may have created a 3D-printable fixture of some sort that would enable such usage with better control than can be had through hand-held usage…


Link Posted: 8/27/2023 9:03:07 PM EST
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I glued up some shingles on a scrap piece of wood this AM. Got the dremel saw blades this evening. They cut fine, high speed is best. But as some of you posted… they are a bit tricky, widow makers is how I would describe.

Still may try some your other ideas because I’m always open to learn. And I’ll also try the diamond and resin blades just for kicks.



Link Posted: 8/29/2023 10:42:53 PM EST
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I’m with the guy who suggested a paper cutter, the guillotine (sp?)  type.
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