Quick Tip: Box beam jointing on the table saw

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Blog entry by JSB posted 04-08-2013 04:14 PM 2283 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a quick tip. Use a box beam level to joint virtually anything on the table saw. I am using clamps to secure the legs of my blanket chest in this example but you can easily tape a warped board to the level (make sure its not going anywhere) to get a perfect edge every time. Check out this short 36 second clip.

-- Jay -

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#1 posted 04-08-2013 05:10 PM

Is this tip on the level. JK, thats a great tip. Thanks.

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#2 posted 04-09-2013 02:05 AM

Is the level straighter than the fence?

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#3 posted 04-09-2013 02:57 AM

No. They are about the same. The concept is to allow something that isn’t straight such as the legs of this panel to be ran across the fence smoothly. You can do the same with a warped board.

-- Jay -

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#4 posted 04-09-2013 07:18 AM

He’s using the level to ride the fence because the work has legs and the legs will fall off the far end of the fence unless it’s attached to another straight edge to ride the fence. If you watch the video closely you will also see the piece on the floor is standing on its legs as well. The level works well for this because it has opening and so it offers areas to attach a clamp to.
Nice tip.

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#5 posted 04-09-2013 11:25 AM

OK. I see what you mean. Yes this is a really good idea.

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