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    Does anyone know why the scroll saw will only cut MOP extremely slowly, whereas the same blade using a hand saw cuts quickly and easily.(cutting two 2mm blanks together in a sandwich to produce small bookmatched detail for mandolin peg head)

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    I have a fair understanding of wood and how tools accomplish their task... but what is Mother of Pearl (MOP)?
    It's never hot or cold in NH, it's always seasonal!


    • #3
      mop ,mother of pearl is the beautiful ,any colorful inner lining of large sea shell, Cronch ,comes to mind .Mother natures ceramics ,My mother had several
      pins ,georgous stuff ! I leave it to the experts ,jewelers ,diamond saw blades ,just a guess there!

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      • #4
        The only other in your discription is speed and heat ,you must have a some thing other than what I call m.o.p.,may be man made ??? any way if the same blade cuts it by hand ,all I can see is speed and heat !

        My Best ! Carl
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