Thin Strip Ripping…


Well, all the timber is now dressed and ready to have some strips cut…

I use the Incra TSLS 32 fence system and this makes thin strip ripping a breeze..

Note the feather board to the left of the table…

For the first cut I set the blade to shave the rough edge… then set the hairline cursor to a starting position… I chose to use 4 on the auxiliary scale..The cursor is then move 1/4 inch on the scale…

This will give a strip 1/8 inch thick… taking in the width of the kerf of the blade..

All the strips are cut in the same way.. move the cursor 1/4 inch each time…In all there are 16 strips of Silver Ash

and 16 of Purple Heart.

This shows the dry fit of the first 4 lengths..

On to the glue up…

Editors note… if you do not have the Incra system … there are many different thin strip ripping jigs posted at lumberjocks.com for you to make your own..

About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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2 Responses to Thin Strip Ripping…

  1. G’Day Larry, I did some thin strip ripping today myself. Though I used a circ saw and and a piece of scrap screwed to the fence. I think I prefer your method for accuracy and safety.

  2. Michael Wurm says:

    Man that Incra System really makes it easy. Like you said there are a bunch of different ways to do strip ripping without the Incra System. Sure makes a beautiful board. Nice info Larry.

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