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Question about cutting a french border…

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A) how deep (technically, wide) to make the cut?

B) Use a tool with a sharp tip, or small radiused tip (.005, .010, 1/64” etc)?

C) Make the cutter parallel to the base (perpendicular to the slide flat), or make the top & flat & cut symmetric by putting the cutter at an angle to bisect the intersection of the slide flat at top-tangent?
Handwriting Font Parallel Slope Diagram

D) If parallel, cut it centered right ON the flat/round intersection line, or offset the cutter tip slightly below so the width of the cut comes up to the slide top intersection line?
Rectangle Parallel Font Slope Diagram

E) why the hell are single-point threadmill cutters so expensive. And I don’t have an arbor saw for slitting either. Can I use a HSS double-angle cutter like this?
Double Angle Chamfer Cutter 1/2 dia X 60 degree MariTool
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Ok I will bite. What DO you use for French borders?
my first time hearing about this as well

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