Ripping end grain edge of long glue up

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Forum topic by skatefriday posted 06-04-2017 04:08 AM 576 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-04-2017 04:08 AM

Folks, I’m a bit stumped. I want to glue up a 28” long panel where the boards are laying horizontal along that 28” length. I’m trying to work out how I can rip that edge straight as I expect that the ends of the boards will not align perfectly to ride against my fence.

I suppose I could build a 30” wide sled, but that seems a bit excessive. :-)

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#1 posted 06-04-2017 04:35 AM

You can nail or screw a straight board to
one end of the panel and using that
against the fence, rip the other end

Another way to do it is clamp a straight
board about 18” from the end of the
work piece and run that against the
left edge of the table saw. I’ve never
done this, just read about it.

Of course you can just use a circular
saw with a clamped board as a guide.

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#2 posted 06-04-2017 04:36 AM

When you do the glue up just make sure one end is straight. Then you can use your fence to cut the other end straight. If you have already done the glue up, just tack a board along one side to run against the fence.

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#3 posted 06-04-2017 04:39 AM

This would be an exception where you would crosscut one edge first, then rip. (use a circular saw + straight edge)

-- Rick M,

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#4 posted 06-04-2017 10:15 AM

Circular saw and straight edge.

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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