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AGREE! When ripping wide 2X SYP, especially the stuff grown real fast is going bow and twist.
A year of so I wanted a couple of decent 2x4s for shop use, the ones in the big box stores were junk. So I tried a straight 2x8 SYP, even before I finished the rip it was if it was trying to cross it's fingers. :eek:
 

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I used a 6" plastic trowel from Walmart.
Instead of a trowel with a straight edge have you tried something with teeth? I've had this set a few years and like enough of the items in it to be worth while. When I want a straight edge I cut a plastic lid like from a large yogurt, can of nuts etc.


Rockler has a three piece set with the spreader for $15, no doubt you can find cheaper else where. Or make one, but getting the gaps uniform doesn't appeal to me.
 
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