For the guy who has cut his board 2or3 times and its still to short.

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10-12-2007 05:54 AM

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 10-23-2008 03:09 PM

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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