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#1 posted 07-31-2007 10:52 AM

Hey Zuki, that bow is going to give you a fit. This would be my process if I absolutely must joint (which I do not). Cut the boards to length + 3 or 4 inches. Identify the side with the concave bow and attach a straight section of plywood on top of the board keeping it flush with the bowed board on each end. Attach with a screw on each end. The plywood now becomes the straight edge that will ride along your rip fence on the table saw. Set the fence and cut the convex side to get a straight line. Remove the shooting board (plywood) and cut the remaining side and you have a nice straight paralell board.

It is also important to understand that the purpose of the spacer on the outfeed side of your fence is to simulate the wood that WAS there so that your board is travelling in a straight line while being cut. Make sure that your spacer mimics exactly the amount you are removing.


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