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Forum topic by Rob posted 02-19-2014 12:00 PM 1222 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-19-2014 12:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig resource trick blade clamp jointer tablesaw milling shaping finishing joining arts and crafts rustic victorian greene and greene shaker modern traditional novice beginner straight edge straight guide help how to fix corrective cutting millwork

I recently ran into a problem with my current project, and got tons of great advice from some, what seems like, seasoned veterans. Just wanted to share this article I found in Woodworking Magazine while searching for solutions to my problems. I did not wind up using this jig, but its still a grat idea. I’m sure that to most of you on here, this is nothing new, but for the rest of my fellow newbs, check it out. It’s pretty much exactly like a shoot board one would build for a circular saw. I still have my first shoot board I made, before bought my table saw. Hope someone finds this useful.

-- Rob, Middletown NJ

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#1 posted 02-19-2014 12:32 PM

how about a picture
or a link

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#2 posted 02-19-2014 02:24 PM

crap…I thought I included that.Sorry, here it is: Straight Edge Jig

-- Rob, Middletown NJ

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#3 posted 02-19-2014 02:29 PM

Thanks! Dave and I were eagerly awaiting! This jig looks good, and would work for what you are doing. For what its worth, if it were me, Id make a full out tapering sled and trick it out with t-tracks. Then you can use it for jointing or tapers. Big jigs like this have a way of taking up a lot of space, so I try to incorporate as many features into them as I can.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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#4 posted 02-19-2014 02:36 PM

That’s pretty cool. I am still working on mine and as The Box Whisperer said, it will be a tapering jig.


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#5 posted 02-19-2014 06:30 PM

I use one that I made with toggle clamps.. works great..

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#6 posted 02-19-2014 06:34 PM

These are almost a staple for those starting in woodworking, especially so if you don’t have a jointer at first. I made mine with toggle clamps too and it can be very helpful when dealing with a very crooked board.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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