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post #21 of 23 Old 12-17-2018, 09:41 AM
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Regarding the "shooting board", reply post 17 ...

I've never seen a shooting board for straightening the long edge of a board, only the shorter ends and miters....? I don't think it would be practical because of the length required.
Here's the old school method of using a hand plane:

Here is my favorite jig for straighten boards using a table saw. I've made it in several lengths. It also works to saw tapers on legs and cut very shallow angles:

This is not just some half baked approach, but actually works well and produces straight edges way faster than a jointer:

There is another method using a "follower", a straight section that rides along the fence with the workpiece:

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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wnt, how about a thread on the DC system over the TS blade on the 8/26/2011 photo? I get a lot of sawdust off the blade and that would fit the bill nicely.

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Woodnthings has shown two methods that absolutely work well. Bravo!


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