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Quick Tip: Box beam jointing on the table saw

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Blog entry by JSB posted 470 days ago 1725 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 - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com



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Timthemailman

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#1 posted 470 days ago

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

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kajunkraft

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#2 posted 469 days ago

Is the level straighter than the fence?

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JSB

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#3 posted 469 days ago

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 - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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#4 posted 469 days ago

kajunkraft
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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kajunkraft

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#5 posted 469 days ago

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

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