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Forum topic by RangerTracy posted 06-28-2012 08:08 PM 1457 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RangerTracy

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06-28-2012 08:08 PM

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can put a true straight edge on an irregular piece of wood that is about 1” x 2” x 24” and do so only with a table saw?


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SASmith

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#1 posted 06-28-2012 08:15 PM

Would this work for you?
Or how about this! ?

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#2 posted 06-28-2012 08:17 PM

steve nailed it
with both ways

-- 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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RangerTracy

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#3 posted 06-28-2012 08:21 PM

Thanks so much for the tip! Now it’s off to the shop!

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#4 posted 06-28-2012 09:30 PM

Good Ideas!

I have a jointer, however this should work well with troublesome boards or irregular boards. This is going on my “jig” list.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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#5 posted 06-28-2012 09:52 PM

steve nailed itpatron

I think Scott got it right.

Just messin’ with you patron.

You could also set up a jointer saw sled. I’m pretty sure you can find that sled if you use those key words.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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#6 posted 06-28-2012 10:09 PM

sorry scott

thanks doss

-- 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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gfadvm

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#7 posted 06-29-2012 01:38 AM

SASmith, thanks for the links. I use the second method but never thought of putting the straightener ON TOP of the board. I’ve been doing it upside down all this time!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 06-29-2012 03:06 PM

Not having a table saw I built jigs to use my circular saw to cut straight edges or accurate board widths. In fact I have 13, 25, 37 and 49 inch length jigs to use with my circular saw, Rockwell VersaSaw, jig saw and router for cutting to size and/or cleaning up the edges of boards. The jigs for my circular saw can be used for either side of the saw shoe plate and the router jigs are set up to use with a router base plate specifically for that jig.

-- If it won't fit get a BIGGER hammer.

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