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Offline DMcCoy

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Another way to edge boards
« on: January 07, 2019, 10:05:22 AM »
From the wood boat side of things. Could be used to take out warp (crown).


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Re: Another way to edge boards
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 10:21:01 AM »
Slick way to deal with wide / live edge stuff that won't go through the edger.  Anyone have a suggestion on a good circular saw that would keep a good cut?
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Re: Another way to edge boards
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 11:06:25 AM »
That's slick idea! I love those "methods of work" type ideas that old pros have.
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Re: Another way to edge boards
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2019, 11:39:19 AM »
Very clever - thank you for sharing! I may have to steal this workbench setup :)
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Re: Another way to edge boards
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2019, 12:12:36 PM »
Thanks for posting.  His saw cut real well, effortlessly!

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Re: Another way to edge boards
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2019, 01:29:36 PM »
A friend built a travelling saw that ran down a long rail over a table to edge boards accurately. Also some would put a flitch board on top of the cant they where sawing to edge it.

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Re: Another way to edge boards
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2019, 02:11:28 PM »
A Festool Track Saw is great for edging live edge slabs.  We bought one just for that and it works perfectly.
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Re: Another way to edge boards
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2019, 10:10:19 PM »
How's he keeping the board from moving?
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Re: Another way to edge boards
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2019, 08:06:14 AM »
the wood he was cutting was cedar. I am sure he just used a new sawblade and gravity. if that was a dull saw it would not have cut that nice.

also think he had an end stop so it wouldn't push. I would have wanted to lock at least 1 end in place though.

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Re: Another way to edge boards
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2019, 10:51:37 AM »
A Festool Track Saw is great for edging live edge slabs.  We bought one just for that and it works perfectly.
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Re: Another way to edge boards
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2019, 01:52:36 PM »
rjwoelk and I were talking about this edging bench last night.  It looks like he has the ability to clamp his boards in place if needed.  In my opinion it's a nice tool.  It's optimal for edging boards in the 4/4 and 5/4 range I think.  If his straight edge had another board screwed to it so it was 3" vertical, it would allow him to do thicker stock, like 2x material or slabs.  The problem with doing slabs on a table like this is the weight of the slab and the width.  Most slabs would be wider than his table and would need support stands.  I think I'd prefer to do slabs with a track saw.  Take the tool to the work is easier for a big slab.  

This bench takes up real estate.  You'd need to use it often enough to make it worth while for the space it's taking.  If you dried your lumber, 1x or 2x that was already edged before drying, then plane both faces.  Then use this bench to edge one side of it straight like a glue line quality rip,  that might be the best use.   You can then set up a table saw with some finger boards to do the other side of the board.  
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Re: Another way to edge boards
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2019, 02:09:15 PM »
After spending yesterday trying to get one edge of one 12' board straight using a table saw, circular saw, hand planer, belt sander, laser level,  chalk box and any other tool I could think of, I'm about ready to order a track saw. I am leaning towards the Makita for a few reasons. What I'm not sure is whether to go corded or cordless. Which do you guys have?
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Re: Another way to edge boards
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2019, 03:22:43 PM »
We've done this with a simple shooting board for 40 years now and I certainly didn't invent it. Get a piece of masonite, rip an 2" strip with a factory edge. Then rip an 8" strip off the same piece. Glue the 2" piece to the 8" piece keeping the factory edge to the middle. Once it's dry use your circular saw tight to the factory edge to rip the shooting board to the size of your saw. After that you make marks, lay the edge of the board on the marks, I use spring clamps on each end,  and cut away. Unlike the bench you can use it anywhere at anytime. I've made cabinets, wall units and freestanding shelves with one.
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Re: Another way to edge boards
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2019, 04:21:09 PM »
Thanks. I will do that. I finally had some success today after I remembered I had a 2" strip of Lucite hidden away with a factory edge on it. Just clamped it then moved it to get the 12' edge I needed. Still had to hit it with the sander a bit.  It was killing me not having anything straight to start with.
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Re: Another way to edge boards
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2019, 04:26:49 PM »
We've done this with a simple shooting board for 40 years now and I certainly didn't invent it. Get a piece of masonite, rip an 2" strip with a factory edge. Then rip an 8" strip off the same piece. Glue the 2" piece to the 8" piece keeping the factory edge to the middle. Once it's dry use your circular saw tight to the factory edge to rip the shooting board to the size of your saw. After that you make marks, lay the edge of the board on the marks, I use spring clamps on each end,  and cut away. Unlike the bench you can use it anywhere at anytime. I've made cabinets, wall units and freestanding shelves with one.
Basically an inexpensive (but effective) track saw. Works great.
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Re: Another way to edge boards
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2019, 01:27:20 PM »
I like the homemade version myself. Also have a 40" one made up for cutting off the bottom of doors.
Not only do you get a straight cut but it keeps the saw plate from marring the door! Brian
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