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Needing a way to cut a straight edge.

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Project by Jokker78 posted 01-13-2014 05:03 AM 1843 views 10 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was at the local place that sells woodworking tools. I told them
That I was given about 100 bf of rough oak. It was all from all hard wood pallets.
So I asked the guys there how I could get a straight edge with my table saw.
They told me I had to buy the festool saw was the cheapest way to go.
So me and a twelve pack of budlight went to thinking. And I came up with a piece of plywood
And three toggle clamps. There was no use of power tools and beer. This was made later

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short





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patron

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#1 posted 01-13-2014 05:11 AM

that’ll show ‘em (and us)

great sled
well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Jokker78

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#2 posted 01-13-2014 05:18 AM

The festool saw is like 500, I have 15$ in clamps and everything else is scraps

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short

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Jokker78

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#3 posted 01-13-2014 05:39 AM

  Just remember necessity being the mother of invention….

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short

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realcowtown_eric

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#4 posted 01-13-2014 06:22 AM

you got it close to right if not bang on….

Eric

-- Real_cowtown_eric

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#5 posted 01-13-2014 06:54 AM

Jig for straight line cutting A++++

Beer and power tools,is nern :(

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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exelectrician

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#6 posted 01-13-2014 06:55 AM

The Joke is on them (Festool??) I don’t think so….

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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Don

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#7 posted 01-13-2014 12:46 PM

Smart thinking….sometimes the simplest way is the best. KISS principle.

I don’t have room in my garage workshop for a full size jointer so I have had to resort to the same method for jointing boards.

Works like a charm!

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca

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Jokker78

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#8 posted 01-13-2014 12:58 PM

It works great. I was unsure how it would work. It works great. Mine is only 4 foot long

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short

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Kaleb the Swede

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#9 posted 01-13-2014 01:12 PM

Paint it black and green and then send a picture to those guys and say its the new tool from festool that you are developing for the company. Great job and smart thinking

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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Jokker78

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#10 posted 01-13-2014 01:32 PM

Kaleb. That is a good idea. I should do that

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short

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#11 posted 01-13-2014 04:36 PM

well done sir. way to stick it to the man!

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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Jokker78

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#12 posted 01-13-2014 04:46 PM

I was just looking out for my pocket book

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short

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wbrisett

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#13 posted 01-13-2014 05:35 PM

You could have asked us here… :)

I use a similar technique except I routed grooves in 3/4 ply to hold my clamps. Clamp the wood and run it on my table saw. Works great for a straight edge. Then I can square all other parts of the wood.

But way to show them how it really is done.

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Mean_Dean

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#14 posted 01-13-2014 10:30 PM

Great jig! Festools are nice, but so dang expensive. Many times simpler works as well, and is much less expensive.

-- Dean

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rodneyh

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#15 posted 01-13-2014 11:49 PM

Any issues cutting with the wood above the table (if I’m seeing it right)?

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