Jig for Cutting Point Blanks

Point Blank Skew Jig

Previously, I used 4 of these blanks to do a set of points in a cue.  Cutting them in half across the diagonals would sometimes work...if the square was large enough.

I found that cutting the blanks "diagonally at a skew" gave me the best results.  I had plenty of wood at the base and only what was needed at the other end to prevent the veneers from collapsing under pressure from clamping with surgical tubing.  Cutting the assembled forearm is easier by rearranging the excess material.

These pics give a better idea of the repeatable results I get using this jig.  Below, the process is clearly shown in just a few pictures:

The band saw table is offset at a 45 degree angle and my cutting jig is shown up against the fence.

 The squared point blank is tight against the stop at the rear of the jig and will be fed through the saw. The angle of the jig gives me the skew I need.  Shown is the location of the blade at the start of the cut.

The blade is now just beyond the midpoint of the cut.  At this point, if everything is set up properly, the saw blade will be crossing over from one side of the point blank to the other.

The cut is finished.  You can see that the blade is now on the other side of the point blank.

The 2 finished points, ready to be inlaid into the V-grooves in the forearm.
I sell these jigs for $60 including shipping within the USA.  Sorry - no international sales.
They are made from 1/2" thick poly. Durable, easy to slide and guaranteed not to hurt a saw blade.

For information on how to set up the jig, please click HERE.

You can also see the jig in action in this video.

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