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Straight Line Jig

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Project by DaveFFMedic posted 04-02-2018 07:29 PM 7815 views 13 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This straight line jig allows me to cut a straight line through a board that is anything but straight. I made this to straighten out a pile of wood from disassembled pallets. My wife wants a pallet wood accent wall in the kitchen.

Dimensions are 48” by 13” with a 48” runner that slides in the miter slot of my table saw. I have 4 T-slots cut through the MDF sheet for various clamps to hold the board in place while cutting. The cutouts lighten the overall heft of the jig as well as give a convenient place to push the jig through the blade.





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fivecodys

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#1 posted 04-02-2018 08:21 PM

That should do the trick!
I need one of those.

Chem

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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#2 posted 04-02-2018 08:50 PM

Looks very functional!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 04-02-2018 09:16 PM

Dave, that is a neat idea and I could have used one on many occasions.

-- Art

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#4 posted 04-02-2018 11:13 PM

I like this. well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 04-03-2018 03:15 AM

Nice job and very useful!!!

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#6 posted 04-03-2018 05:55 AM

Great idea. I also like the way your push pads & push sticks have a home on the fence. Mine seem to wander all over the shop between cuts if I turn around too often.

Dave

-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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#7 posted 04-03-2018 10:54 AM

Lookin good. I am sure this will get the job done. Mine is longer and harder to balance so the 48 inch will be nicer to use. Please check my page for any projects and ideas from my shop. Thanks

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#8 posted 04-03-2018 12:48 PM

Great jig. I’ve never seen one that long. I like how you made a skeleton frame to keep it lighter.

FWIW… I work in the packaging industry and we have both new and recycled pallet departments. And while I think it’s cool to see people re-purpose pallet lumber, I personally would never use recycled pallet lumber anywhere near food production. Their provenance is usually unknown and they are often used many times, by many parties and are exposed to many industrial environments. Wood can absorb spilled chemicals, oils, solvents, animal excrement, etc… and IMHO, the risk outweighs the benefits.

YMMV

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#9 posted 04-03-2018 04:46 PM

Nice! Looks like it would work as a taper jig as well.

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#10 posted 04-04-2018 01:48 AM

Dave , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 04-04-2018 01:49 AM

Good jig and I hope it serves your purpose!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#12 posted 04-04-2018 04:36 AM

So nice design and definately will serve it’s purpose.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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