No, don't clamp them together, clamp them DOWN....
1. lay boards flat across something, edges together
2. clamp a cutting guide on top at ends and parallel to edges
3. clamp a couple of pieces across the #1 boards, butting them to the
4. cut strip
5. move #2
6. move #3
7. goto #4
On Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 9:49:31 AM UTC-4, KenK wrote:
"Long" is a relative term. ;-) I'm hoping to get 3 pieces of 6/4 x 6 x 16'
home on an 8' open trailer tonight. The only saving grace is that they
should be stiff enough not to bend as tey hang of the back of the trailer.
An actually Skilsaw or a circular saw? Skil is a brand name. Just curious.
For a simple task like ripping, a homemade table saw might work. This is just one example, youtube has other methods:
Please note that even though you can't see them, I have included every
disclaimer you could probably think of related to the safety of this
idea. If you get hurt, I'll swear that someone hacked my username and
posted this without my permission.
I actually had a Hirsch Saw Table for a few years before I bought a Table
Saw. You might be able to find one on CL or eBay. Your circular saw mounts
underneath to create a table saw.
In case you don't have enough suggestions....
You *could* make yourself a table saw of sorts.
It sounds like you have more time than money.
Bolt the circular saw to the bottom of a sheet
of plywood, after taking off the blade guard
and bypassing any safety swith. Rig up a switch
to turn it on/off if it won't lock on. Then put
sides on your plywood. A coule of 2x8s would
work. Then put a couple of scrap 1x2's perpendicular
on the bottom, to keep the 2x8s from bending.
All set. Now you just need a rip fence: A strip
of plywood screwed to the plywood. I actually use
exactly that kind of setup as a router table.
If you have a piece of 3/4 plywood, plunge cut your saw into
it(square)then screw the baseplate to the plywood. Then flip
it over and secure it to some horses then attach straight
edge the width of the strips you need to cut and have at it
There used to be a trick in the old "mechanix" type magazines about
making a table saw by screwing your circular saw to a piece of
plywood, flipping it over and screwing the plywood to saw horses. If
you screwed a guide to the plywood it would be trivial to rip down
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