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This is just a simple guide made from a leftover laminate floor board with a non slip mat (bought for less than 5 euros) glued to the underneath. It works a charm just put in place and cut away , with no movement.
-- Handy as a hammer
Jan 18, 2012
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#1 posted 01-18-2012 12:40 AM
What material is the non-slip mat? Is it like a router mat on a bench to keep workpiece from slipping? This seem like a great idea.
Thanks for sharing.
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#2 posted 01-18-2012 12:41 AM
Great solution! I’ll give it try soon.
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#3 posted 01-18-2012 12:56 AM
Festool look out . Very creative.
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#4 posted 01-18-2012 01:41 AM
Great simple solution! All it takes is the need for a tool/device and starting the ol’ imagination up! A very good idea.
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#5 posted 01-18-2012 04:03 AM
I’d have to clamp it just to be sure if wood was expensive.
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#6 posted 01-18-2012 04:59 AM
Greetings from the socialist capital of America – California.Why do you think they call it the ’left coast’?
Good project. I need to replace mine, but will apply Wallmart shelf-liner & see how that works.
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#7 posted 01-18-2012 05:41 AM
Good Idea! thks for sharing. can you share more details on non-slipping material? I would like to try!
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#8 posted 01-18-2012 11:03 AM
Nice one Eoin. I bought a guide to go with my circular saw, but that one looks great, so simple you think “why didn’t i think of that?” Where did you buy the non-slip mat?
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#9 posted 01-18-2012 12:43 PM
Great idea! What kind of non-slip mat?
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#10 posted 01-18-2012 01:42 PM
The non slip mat is only shelf /drawer liner , I bought 1 roll and there was enough to make 2 guides. It was stuck on with contact adhisive.
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#11 posted 01-18-2012 02:14 PM
gr8 idea. simple, effective, and awesome on the wallet
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#12 posted 01-18-2012 03:28 PM
The non-slip mat is a good addition. I must remember that.
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#13 posted 01-18-2012 04:14 PM
Thanks for posting!
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#14 posted 01-18-2012 05:02 PM
Brilliant in its simplicity!!
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#15 posted 01-18-2012 06:21 PM
Pardon my ignorance, Eoin, but what’s a drawer liner? All i can think of is those perfumed sheets people put in their drawers to make their underwear seem fragrant!! Can you buy it in the likes of Woodies? – sorry to pester you
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