Board straightener-upper

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Project by Thos. Angle posted 11-15-2008 07:13 PM 5548 views 28 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In Lee Jesberger’s video on the Ezee-Feed, he shows one of these, but of course, I didn’t get around to building one until I needed it really bad. I didn’t want to go to town(62 miles) so I just used what I could find. I had a piece of 5/8 particle board about 9 1/2 inches wide and some spin wheels. I picked up some oak from the floor and some super glue. I did have to go to the local Ranch Hand store and get $1.10 worth of carriage bolts. These clamps(ala Nicki) really pull tight. Notice that I figured out to just use one side of the Ezee-Feed rather than the whole thing. This also works well when ripping long boards.The other good thing is that you work from the side and are never in the way of flying chuncks of wood. I just did a pretty fair stack of Oak and it couldn’t have been easier. It is easier than using a small jointer and less work than my jointer plane. Why did I wait so long to build this??

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#1 posted 11-15-2008 07:17 PM

I need me one of them. Looks good and it seems to function well

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#2 posted 11-15-2008 07:20 PM

Looks like that would do the trick. I need to get one of these made myself, but like yourself, I will probably wait until I really really need it. Then wonder, as you did, why did I wait so long…...

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 11-15-2008 07:32 PM

Nice, me too.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 11-15-2008 07:48 PM

Sometimes easier is better, I’ve been struggling with long boards on my jointer, this looks easier.

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#5 posted 11-15-2008 07:49 PM

Jig in action …don’t get better than that !! Thank you for posting this worthy project …favorited until I get the time to build one myself : ) LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 11-15-2008 07:59 PM

Nice jig and very useful in needy situation.
But my naughty eyes keep focusing on your planes organizer racks – look trendy and handy.


-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 11-15-2008 08:13 PM

I had to favorite this as well, as I have a few pieces that need straight edges, and I had no idea how I’d do it without a jointer.

Nice Job.

P.S. Nicki Clamps rule!

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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Douglas Bordner

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#8 posted 11-15-2008 08:28 PM

Good one, Thos. As you know, I’m fond of that plane till, too. But it’s the furnace that I’m most envious of. Off to breath propane fumes…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Thos. Angle

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#9 posted 11-15-2008 08:50 PM

Woodworm, the plane tills are in my projects
Douglas, the dang thing costs a bunch to use. I’m burning wood. Which reminds me I need to go cut somemore.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Thos. Angle

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#10 posted 11-15-2008 08:51 PM

By the way, if any of you are in the area, you could help me get the rest of the ceiling in.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#11 posted 11-15-2008 11:31 PM

Hey, that looks great. This would probably almost eliminate the need for a jointer, and it looks so much easier. Thanks for sharing your design with us!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#12 posted 11-16-2008 12:30 AM

Very nice, Tom. Good to see you back at the woodworking blog.

I’ve got a smaller one likie this, but it looks like yours works much better. Gonna have to fav it and copy the fine design.

But now I am off to finish my barnwood job, a 36×48 picture frame. It’s gonna be fun clamping it.

God Bless,

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#13 posted 11-16-2008 12:30 AM

I use a similar method, and it works great.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 11-16-2008 01:27 AM

Tommy, don’t beat yourself up for running out of time for making jigs.

I figure you’ve had a full plate for several months now.

Good to have you back.

p.s. that Lee is one hell of a guy- right?


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Thos. Angle

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#15 posted 11-16-2008 01:48 AM

Bob, you’re right about Lee. Only problem is, he lives in JERSEY!!!!! We need to move him west.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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