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Project by oldskoolmodder posted 1959 days ago 3177 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple scrap of pine and 3/4” plywood, along with an oak strip and 3 H.F. Clamps.

I had a piece of Black Walnut 1/2” x 5” x 104” that was given to me, because of a bad crown towards one end. It’s got some knots in it, but those can be cut out. The point was to get the pieces cut down to manageable sizes then get some straight boards in the end. This accomplished that task. I got the clamps when on sale for like $3 each so cost was less than $10 total, excluding gas to H.F. but I was already going there at the time, for other things like Gorilla Glue.

All in all it worked like a champ with just 15 minutes work including cutting the walnut down to size.

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





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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 1959 days ago

Good ‘un!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Karson

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#2 posted 1959 days ago

Good project. and the master thought so also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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juniorjock

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#3 posted 1959 days ago

I couldn’t do without mine. Use it ALL the time.

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MrMark

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#4 posted 1959 days ago

Nice jig – lets see the FREE WOOD.

I love free wood.

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 1959 days ago

This is a nice project, Ric. It is one that nearly all of us could utilize in our shops. I have been meaning to build one of these but just haven’t seemed to be able to work it in. I have the clamps, the mdf scrap board and could easily work up another piece for the straight edge but I simply have been procrastinating. Yours looks good and I certainly will use it as a motivational tool to get mine going- maybe in a few days. :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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oldskoolmodder

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#6 posted 1959 days ago

Thanks guys. Especially the “Master” ;) Its been on my list of things I’d like to have since I saw it, and knew I had that beast of a crowned stick of Walnut since last summer. This definitely goes in the “on the cheap” series of builds. I’m thinking now, that the clamps actually cost me less than $2 on sale, so that makes this build even cheaper.

MrMark, Check out my Blogs, there’s a pic of the Walnut before it was cut down, somewhere in all the pics of the free wood I got that day.

The results of this cut down, will make a nice little keepsake box for a very dear lifelong friend visiting my family next month from Guatemala. Will post pics of the boards before they are cut any further, when I work on that project.

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

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griff

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#7 posted 1959 days ago

Very good, got one almost just like it.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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MrMark

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#8 posted 1949 days ago

wow -modder with that haul you could be making jigs out of bubinga rather than pine :P -NICE

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