Cutting the brass rods..


The handles of the sushi boards are attached to the main board by brass rods… actually brass welding or brazing rods…

To cut these to the same length… yes another jig..

This jig is fairly basic and can be adapted to cut dowels etc..

Just a scrap of timber with two kerf cuts .. one along the board to capture the rod and one at 90 degrees for the saw.. in this case a hacksaw..

Just push the rod along the groove until it is at the end and then cut… you could have more grooves across the board for different lengths..

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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5 Responses to Cutting the brass rods..

  1. Lawrst says:

    Hey mate,

    These are very useful, if you have the grooves deep enough it is the best and cleanest way i have found to cut piano hinges.

  2. Michael Wurm says:

    Larry , your ideas are always a cut above the rest. >grin< mike

  3. That looks like a very useful jig, Larry. Certainly more ‘secure’ than trying to balance an uncomfortable length in a metalworking vice. You won’t lose your offcut with yours, either. 😉

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