To make a rip on a board with a curved edge use a "straight line rip jig". .....I did that entire stack as fast as I could clamp them, rip them, unclamp them and stack them.
Thanks Woodnthings! I like it. I will have to add this method to my other three methods.
Here are three (3) methods that I use for straightening boards.
1. 12" Jointer with a 84" bed
2. 12' straight edge clamped to my fence. This works on boards that are less than 6' long.
3. Straight edge held to the wood with double-sided tape. The straight edge can be a purchased one or a shop made one.
All four (4) methods have their pros and cons.
Cost: The jointer is the most expensive. #3 is probably the cheapest.
Floor space: The jointer takes up the most floor space, the other three probably can be stored overhead out of the way.
Speed: The jointer is really fast when the board is close to being straight. Woodnthings is probably pretty fast, but the 12' straight edge clamped to the fence is probably just as fast. #3 is probably the slowest, due to the PITA tape.
Length of lumber: The jointer takes just about any length you would like up to 12' or so. #2 only to 6'. #3 only as long as the straight edge. Woodnthings same as #3.
Post your favorite board straightening method to the thread.