There are various kinds of balsa woods with different sizes both in domestic and international markets for your selection. Well, different sizes wood are cut with the balsa stripper. The stripper is used to cut balsa wood and make your expected sizes and squareness in a higher speed. Well, this kind of device can be made by yourself with the simple steps below.
First of all, prepare whatever you need, like wood block, saw, white glue, single-edge razor blade, small wood screw, c-clamp and so forth. These things will be needed during the making process.
Second, cut a 4-inch square wood block. However, you are not advised to choose balsa wood as the material since it is soft. You are advised to choose harder wood like pine and so forth to make the block.
Third, cut your expected shim to the thickness. You may need white glue to fasten a shim onto the block. Screw a single-edge razor blade onto the shim at a 30-degree angle. Use small wood screw to attach the razor to the block and through the shim to tighten all pieces together perfectly.
Fourth, you may use a C-clamp to attach the balsa striper to a table edge and pule larger pieces and balsa sheets past the razor blade to make strips. You are advised to make it carefully.