Handy easy make tool to straighten 2x4's

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Project by TheCutWorx posted 09-18-2014 02:54 AM 3214 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am not the originator, but I plan to put everything I do here to show a progression. Takes a couple of minutes to make from scrap 2×4’s. No measuring needed…obviously. I would assume you could make a modified version of this for any size board that is smaller. I would think a 4×4 will be too thick.

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#2 posted 09-18-2014 11:51 AM

That will work. Gets ‘em in line until they are anchored in place. I think I’ve used something like that years ago, too!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 09-18-2014 02:25 PM

That could be handy!

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#4 posted 09-18-2014 02:38 PM

This should work fine but,I just clamp a pipe clamp to them and use the pipe as a handle.


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#5 posted 09-18-2014 03:04 PM

Guess I am Dumb but I don’t get it

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#6 posted 09-18-2014 03:09 PM

If your board is twisted, you can use that to straighten it then anchor it, takes 2 people to do it usually.

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#7 posted 09-18-2014 03:14 PM

I have heard my dad talk about factory built “Persuaders” that were made of metal. They were primarily used for straightening 2X10 and 2X12 floor joists when nailing down subflooring and installing X-bracing (bridging) . It seems like they had around a 4 foot handle to pull the twisted joist into position while it was nailed.

-- I thought you said there was no metal in this log !!!!!!!!!!!!

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#8 posted 09-19-2014 03:16 AM

Great idea….thanks for posting!

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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