eganders (in email@example.com)
| I am going to build a jig to hold a board so that a straight edge
| can be put on one edge of the board by passing the board clamped to
| the jig across a tablesaw. Here is the approach I plan to use:
| Basically, I want to hold the board with as short a jig as possible.
| Right now it is 8 ft long. I want to put a straight edge on boards
| up to 8 ft long, but I don't think I need an 8ft jig. Just would
| like any suggestions for modifying what I have so far.
You can follow the link in my sig to see the jig I built. I think mine
is longer than necessary, since I can always use a longer straight
board against my saw's fence to guide the jig.
I don't think your track for clamps will be useful. So long as the
clamps hold your workpiece firmly, they can be fairly close together.
I haven't regretted just screwing them to the jig.
DeSoto, Iowa USA