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Hints and Tips #7: Jointing on my Table Saw

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 07-17-2015 04:14 PM 1610 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m making a project that involves edge gluing some 2×4’s. They were rescued from a pallet and needed smoothing before I could glue them together. At first I tried my trusty jointing/tapering jig (above), but apparently either my saw blade is too dull, the clamps don’t hold well enough or the runner slops in the miter slot.
I kept seeing light between the edges.

So I gave it some thought. I have an old metal level that was left behind when we had our driveway paved. It’s straight. So I attached it to the wood with double sided carpet tape and ran it along the TS fence to skim off the edge. It worked and the piece is now glued up.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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#1 posted 07-17-2015 04:41 PM

No, no no, that is way to simple. It needs a bell, perhaps a whistle to.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#2 posted 07-17-2015 04:55 PM



No, no no, that is way to simple. It needs a bell, perhaps a whistle to.

- greg48

;-) My problem is that I rarely have funding for bells or whistles. I end up spending time and brains (and shoe strings)

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 07-18-2015 12:11 AM

“Necessity is the mother of invention”. Looks like it worked well.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 07-18-2015 02:22 AM

Hmmm… I think I need a nicer level.

-- This is not the signature line you are looking for.

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#5 posted 07-18-2015 10:17 PM

Nice way to joint on the tablesaw—I’ll file this away for future reference!

-- Dean

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#6 posted 07-18-2015 10:28 PM

Wow. At first I hesitated to post this as a tip, but now I’m glad I did. Thanks for the comments.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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