Chapter 7
Cutting herringbone tiles
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Cutting herringbone tiles is easy if you take the time to make fixtures. The tiles can be cut with a fine hand saw and a homemade miter box, or with a sliding saw table fixture as in the image. Put paraffin on the saw blades to stop glue from sticking and for ease of cuttingTo apply paraffin push block of paraffin into saw blade while running. Use your push sticks or a paint brush to remove sawed pieces as in images and you will save your fingers.When making the fixture you can change the angle to suit your taste or follow the angles stated in Romanillos book Antonio de Torres. A fine blade is used with a wood insert to give zero kerf. Fixtures can be also made for band saw or scrollsaw.