Cutting platform has a blower nozzle that connects to a gentle air stream, keeping the pearl dust-free as you work. Your pattern is always in view for accurate cutting. Clamp the jig to the edge of your workbench, hold the pearl flat over the jig hole, and saw vertically on the downstroke.
Mini Air Pump is a 120-volt AC electrical appliance with a U.S. standard Type A plug with two flat parallel prongs, ungrounded.
3 tips for cutting finely detailed custom inlays
In this issue:
Dan Erlewine's cutting a curvy script letter "L" out of pearl. It's a spidery-thin shape, so he uses some tricks to cut it cleanly without breaking. He also talks about his favorite headgear... Read more...