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2465 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: getting one more cut out of a short board

Here’s a way to get one or maybe two more cuts out of that board. Using a scarf joint. What is a scarf joint, you say. Just make a jig with a 20 degree angle on it. Lay it on your board in the middle, using your circular saw make a long cut on the angle you just drew using a straight edge.. Next using your router, make a clean cut on both long cuts to joint both angle cuts. For every One inch in length you gain in length, you sacrifice 7/16 in width.
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#1 posted 2088 days ago

Interesting, thanks for the tip on how much width you loose. I’d seen this technique elsewhere and wondered how effective it was and how you’d go about estimating the trade-off between width and length.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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