|Project by Shopsmithtom||posted 12-27-2007 05:54 PM||4337 views||16 times favorited||14 comments|
I needed a quick way to true up some pallet boards that I wanted to use on a project (more on that later) and used a couple of hold downs (almost bought them at a woodworking store, but discovered some at Harbor Freight for about $3.50 each…have I ever mentioned that I was cheap?)
I took 2 scraps, one for the sliding base, and the smaller one to butt my pieces to be cut up against. I clamped a board in & set my rip fence to put a straight edge on one side, then flipped the board and put a parallel edge on the other side.
It is probably only useful for smaller stuff, and the hold downs provide good handles to keep it tight to the rip fence. It’s not real adjustable except for moving my rip fence, but, then again, it’s made from scraps and I can always make another of a different size. I only took about 5 minutes to put together. -SST
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