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Fellow Lumberjocks I have a question, I have a liquor cabinet I am building which is the first furniture piece I have started in which well honestly I am truly focused on all parts on my project being square and true. My problem is that I need to square up board that are 12” wide and 40” long, my usual method is to use a shooting board but with the shop I have and work space I am looking for other methods for the larger boards. Any suggestions? I have a miter saw but it is not a sliding saw and will fit a board that large.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#1 posted 711 days ago

How about a straight edge and router method?

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#2 posted 711 days ago

Updated: Using my 12” MS I have successfully flipped the board to get a complete cut. Sometimes with batter precision than others. When I do this I take the time to set the 90 using a large square in BOTH dimensions FIRST. Yes, it takes practice but it can be done.

I use the TS Sled. Building and using the sled has made all the difference for me when it comes to repeating perfect cuts.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#3 posted 711 days ago

you could use a square as a guide for a skill saw. If you don’t think you can hold the square solid enough, clamp it. The other option is a square with a hand saw. I’m more accurate with option one, but you may be different.

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#4 posted 711 days ago

I don’t have a router, I know should have been a early purchase, I did wonder about just a straight edge and circular saw with clean up with a block plane.

Horizontal my table saw is not square I have been messing with it since I got is and so my sled is not the route I want to do on the project.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#5 posted 711 days ago

I kinda thought I would go some route with a straight edge or square. I like the idea of a skill saw thanks Don

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#6 posted 711 days ago

The way Don explains it is how i cross cut all the large board in my shop. I hold the framing square againt the board and let the edge of my circular saw run against it. Quick n easy.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#7 posted 710 days ago

I got this from HF to use with my circular saw and it works as good as the Bora clamps like it that I have used.
50” Clamp and Cut Edge Guide Pittsburgh – item#66581
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    Only: $24.99
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If your toatly against HF Tools Sears sells the set of Bora clamps in the same style.

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#8 posted 710 days ago

HF has a better warranty and return policy than Sears.

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