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Low Cost and Accurate Shelf Edging for Plywood

Low Cost and Accurate Shelf Edging for Plywood

03-04-2016 01:09 PM by curliejones | 2 comments »

You may have seen something similar, but the thin rip jigs I came across were more complex. I decided to use one particular attribute, the pointed stick, and work from there. Here’s the short version of instructions: Put a point on a stick and clamp it to the table top. Cut a spacer from a plastic card or license plate. Measure the distance from the point to the fence with the rip fence against the blade and allow for the blade and card thickness. For example, I wanted 1/4” stri...

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Harbor Freight #95288 - If u don't weld - bolt it!

Harbor Freight #95288 - If u don't weld - bolt it!

04-11-2012 01:04 PM by curliejones | 4 comments »

I commented favorably on the “Rock Solid” review after my 1st assembly using SYP runners for a lightweight (100 lb) planer. I wanted to graduate to my 220 lb tools and felt the other favorable comments for this base warranted a “go”. I priced hardwood, but only furniture quality was available that was dried and cost prohibitive for me. One of our fellow LJs used square steel and welded it up, so I decided to price square galvanized tubing found locally and was amazed ...

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