4 Reverting part of the completely overkill edit-down. Please don't edit people's meaning out.
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There'sI would really question if a band-saw (a tool that —at varying scales— meat processors use to slice whole cows in half and lumber mills use to process whole trees) is really suitable for such a small and delicate job.

I'm not going as far as saying you shouldn't use a power-tool but there is another option that's a good compromise between the overkill of a powerful band saw and the slowness of the hand tools that others have suggested.

A band saw is going to be fast and offer you nice straight cuts but come on... Even after safety, consider how many separate cuts you're going to have to make on these little guys.

Personally I'd opt for using a scroll saw with an omnidirectional spiral blade. If you're not familiar with them, they're essentially a blade that buzzes up and down in a fixed position and you move the wood around them.

That does mean the output will be less accurate than some other tooling but that's not always a bad thing, especially when you're dealing with little characters like this.

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You can injure yourself on them but if you use the guard you're reasonably looking at losing a bit of fingernail instead of slipping and losing a hand.

The machines are very cheap but you'll probably get through a few blades.

There's another option that's a good compromise between the overkill of a powerful band saw and the slowness of hand tools that others have suggested.

A band saw is going to be fast and offer you nice straight cuts but come on... Even after safety, consider how many separate cuts you're going to have to make on these little guys.

Personally I'd opt for using a scroll saw with an omnidirectional spiral blade. If you're not familiar with them, they're essentially a blade that buzzes up and down in a fixed position and you move the wood around them.

That does mean the output will be less accurate than some other tooling but that's not always a bad thing, especially when you're dealing with little characters like this.

enter image description here

You can injure yourself on them but if you use the guard you're reasonably looking at losing a bit of fingernail instead of slipping and losing a hand.

The machines are very cheap but you'll probably get through a few blades.

I would really question if a band-saw (a tool that —at varying scales— meat processors use to slice whole cows in half and lumber mills use to process whole trees) is really suitable for such a small and delicate job.

I'm not going as far as saying you shouldn't use a power-tool but there is another option that's a good compromise between the overkill of a powerful band saw and the slowness of the hand tools that others have suggested.

A band saw is going to be fast but come on... Even after safety, consider how many separate cuts you're going to have to make on these little guys.

Personally I'd opt for using a scroll saw with an omnidirectional spiral blade. If you're not familiar with them, they're essentially a blade that buzzes up and down in a fixed position and you move the wood around them.

That does mean the output will be less accurate than some other tooling but that's not always a bad thing, especially when you're dealing with little characters like this.

enter image description here

You can injure yourself on them but if you use the guard you're reasonably looking at losing a bit of fingernail instead of slipping and losing a hand.

The machines are very cheap but you'll probably get through a few blades.

3 Edited to remove derogatory comments
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I'm not quite as wussy as Team Handtools in here but I would really question if a band-saw (a tool meat processors use to slice whole cows in half in less thanThere's another option that's a second) is reallygood compromise between the right one foroverkill of a powerful band saw and the job hereslowness of hand tools that others have suggested.

It'sA band saw is going to be fast and offer you nice straight cuts but come on... Even after safety, consider how many separate cuts you're going to have to make on these little guys.

Personally I'd opt for using a scroll saw with an omnidirectional spiral blade. If you're not familiar with them, they're essentially a blade that buzzes up and down in a fixed position and you move the wood around them.

That does mean the output will be less accurate than some other tooling but that's not always a bad thing, especially when you're dealing with little characters like this.

enter image description here

You can injure yourself on them but if you use the guard you're reasonably looking at losing a bit of fingernail instead of slipping and losing a hand.

The machines are very cheap but you'll probably get through a few blades.

I'm not quite as wussy as Team Handtools in here but I would really question if a band-saw (a tool meat processors use to slice whole cows in half in less than a second) is really the right one for the job here.

It's going to be fast and offer you nice straight cuts but come on... Even after safety, consider how many separate cuts you're going to have to make on these little guys.

Personally I'd opt for using a scroll saw with an omnidirectional spiral blade. If you're not familiar with them, they're essentially a blade that buzzes up and down in a fixed position and you move the wood around them.

That does mean the output will be less accurate than some other tooling but that's not always a bad thing, especially when you're dealing with little characters like this.

enter image description here

You can injure yourself on them but if you use the guard you're reasonably looking at losing a bit of fingernail instead of slipping and losing a hand.

The machines are very cheap but you'll probably get through a few blades.

There's another option that's a good compromise between the overkill of a powerful band saw and the slowness of hand tools that others have suggested.

A band saw is going to be fast and offer you nice straight cuts but come on... Even after safety, consider how many separate cuts you're going to have to make on these little guys.

Personally I'd opt for using a scroll saw with an omnidirectional spiral blade. If you're not familiar with them, they're essentially a blade that buzzes up and down in a fixed position and you move the wood around them.

That does mean the output will be less accurate than some other tooling but that's not always a bad thing, especially when you're dealing with little characters like this.

enter image description here

You can injure yourself on them but if you use the guard you're reasonably looking at losing a bit of fingernail instead of slipping and losing a hand.

The machines are very cheap but you'll probably get through a few blades.

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I'm not quite as wussy as Team Handtools in here but I would really question if a band-saw (a tool meat processors use to slice whole cows in half in less than a second) is really the right one for the job here.

It's going to be fast and offer you nice straight cuts but come on... Even after safety, consider how many separate cuts you're going to have to make on these little guys.

Personally I'd opt for using a scroll saw with an omnidirectional spiral blade. If you're not familiar with them, they're essentially a blade that buzzes up and down in a fixed position and you move the wood around them.

That does mean the output will be less accurate than some other tooling but that's not always a bad thing, especially when you're dealing with little characters like this.

enter image description here

You can injure yourself on them but if you use the guard you're reasonably looking at losing a bit of fingernail instead of slipping and losing a hand.

The machines are very cheap but you'll probably get through a few blades.

I'd still advocate a table or band saw for the straight work but once you have a strip of these little guys I'd move over to the scroll and work on them there.

I'm not quite as wussy as Team Handtools in here but I would really question if a band-saw (a tool meat processors use to slice whole cows in half in less than a second) is really the right one for the job here.

It's going to be fast and offer you nice straight cuts but come on...

Personally I'd opt for using a scroll saw with an omnidirectional spiral blade. If you're not familiar with them, they're essentially a blade that buzzes up and down in a fixed position and you move the wood around them.

That does mean the output will be less accurate than some other tooling but that's not always a bad thing, especially when you're dealing with little characters like this.

enter image description here

You can injure yourself on them but if you use the guard you're reasonably looking at losing a bit of fingernail instead of slipping and losing a hand.

The machines are very cheap but you'll probably get through a few blades.

I'd still advocate a table or band saw for the straight work but once you have a strip of these little guys I'd move over to the scroll and work on them there.

I'm not quite as wussy as Team Handtools in here but I would really question if a band-saw (a tool meat processors use to slice whole cows in half in less than a second) is really the right one for the job here.

It's going to be fast and offer you nice straight cuts but come on... Even after safety, consider how many separate cuts you're going to have to make on these little guys.

Personally I'd opt for using a scroll saw with an omnidirectional spiral blade. If you're not familiar with them, they're essentially a blade that buzzes up and down in a fixed position and you move the wood around them.

That does mean the output will be less accurate than some other tooling but that's not always a bad thing, especially when you're dealing with little characters like this.

enter image description here

You can injure yourself on them but if you use the guard you're reasonably looking at losing a bit of fingernail instead of slipping and losing a hand.

The machines are very cheap but you'll probably get through a few blades.

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