Post # 1
Hi, I’m wondering whether anyone has some advice for me. We’re cutting down brich branches, approximately 1 to 2 inches wide, 4 inches tall. The problem we’re having is cutting a slit in the top to put the paper in. (The paper will have the number written on it)
I don’t have pictures, hopefully this description makes sense. Does anyone have advice for this, or any other interesting wedding projects involving birch?
Post # 3
You could just take a hand saw to cut the slits in the wood.
Really cute birch vases!!!
A birch cake!
Post # 4
You could use a dremel… they have a side saw.
Post # 5
What about these….this is from bee grace8367 on her shutterfly website
You may want to contact her I know she is selling these
Post # 6
If you know anyone with a table saw, you might be able to get some help cutting them. Any uncles or either of your dads? How are you cutting them into pieces?
Post # 7
We’re using a compond mitre saw to cut them down, I’m just looking for a way to cut a narrow slit… instead of the half inch wide ones we’re getting right now 🙂
Post # 8
You might see if there is a local woodworker or home improvement store that will make the slits for you. We tried to do them ourselves as well and it was a giant pain!
Post # 9
I make these and sell them on my website. But I use a band saw to make the slits. You can use a Dremel, hand saw or something called a Multi-Tool, I know Harbor Freight sells Multi-tools. Just make sure the birch is sanded and dried before you cut the slit. If you do cut them yourself, you’ll need a vise grip to hold the birch tightly in order to get a clean cut. But dont be afraid to ask a friend to cut the slits for you. It takes only a few minutes to do and it’s pretty easy for anyone with a band saw.