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Project by SeaWitch posted 11-20-2011 12:19 PM 6305 views 14 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here’s a jig I made for cutting plywood. I wanted to be able to cut it once instead of cutting it down to size them going to the table saw for accuracy. It’s a poor man’s Track Saw. Plywood with 1X4’s for support and aluminum rails.

-- When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.”   Theodore Roosevelt





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Jimboe

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#1 posted 11-20-2011 02:44 PM

love it !!

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clieb91

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#2 posted 11-20-2011 03:18 PM

Great idea. Is it possible to see how it is held together?

CtL

PS Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Blaise

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#3 posted 11-20-2011 04:56 PM

Great idea! Ilike it! Please provide more details.

-- Blaise

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doncutlip

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#4 posted 11-20-2011 05:07 PM

That is a great idea, thanks. I’d been using a long straightedge for these cuts for years, until one time I noticed that it bowed in the middle from sideways pressure of the saw. I’d been putting a clamped board against it to prevent that, but I like your idea much better.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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mafe

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#5 posted 11-20-2011 05:07 PM

Coolbilly!
That’s the way.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#6 posted 11-20-2011 05:35 PM

Looks good girl, I’ll have to try that one day.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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SeaWitch

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#7 posted 11-20-2011 06:07 PM

Thanks guys. Hey Rex, hi there! Since a couple of you asked for details, I’ll start the blog thing a little later today (it’s only 8 here) and post a bunch of pictures and show/tell you how I did it. Thanks for the good vibes. ;o)
SW
P.S. It works great. and cost about 5$ instead of $1000 for the Festool one. Not knocking Festool, but I’d rather spend that 1K on something else.

-- When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.”   Theodore Roosevelt

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#8 posted 11-20-2011 06:52 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks…looking forward to your blog : )

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

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#9 posted 11-20-2011 06:59 PM

Good thinking and well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 11-20-2011 08:15 PM

Very nice!

-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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#11 posted 11-20-2011 08:48 PM

That is awesome!!!

-- helen

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sandhill

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#12 posted 11-20-2011 09:57 PM

Hey I have one of them. Great idea.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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Knothead62

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#13 posted 11-20-2011 10:07 PM

I’m also interested in the details. I have a hard time keeping the saw cutting straight. I bought a straight-edge at Lowes for sawing but the saw still drifts in my wittle hands!

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WoodworkGuy

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#14 posted 11-20-2011 10:29 PM

That is a great idea. Takes the basic idea of a saw guide and reinforces it with the rails. Nice job.

-- Making sawdust and memories through woodworking.

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SeaWitch

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#15 posted 11-20-2011 10:49 PM

Thanks so much for the kind words! Okay, I posted everything about it in a first blog entry here . Maybe more than you wanted to know…..;o)

-- When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.”   Theodore Roosevelt

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