That's the method I use for thin strips, which is about 4 inches or less. My
application was a bunch of 1/8 inch roofing strips for some Lincoln Logs for the
grand kids. I cut
some scrap ply into strips a tad under 1-1/2 inches. then about 4 inches long
for the end pieces.
These are held on with a drywall screw, and can be turned over when really
chewed up. Heck, for the
truly frugal, the ends could even be trimmed and the end piece reused at least
Anyway, twobufour, twobusix, etc. make really cheap push sticks, and I never
sweat cutting one up
to the point of trashing it. Plenty of other scrap to make more. To fancy it
up, drill a 3/8 in
hole on top near the end and stick one of those shaker mug pegs in it for a
handle. Really classes
up the pushstick and impresses the ladies.
Now if I only had some JOAT yellow.......
Myself ... just did a bunch of 3/16", 1/4" and 2/8" strips for trim,
about 200lf. I use either the Gripper, and/or a thin push stick when
necessary, precisely the desired width from end to end.
I find that the repeated fence settings with these jigs cause small, but
aggravating variations in width that either waste stock, or bite you in
the butt when you least expect it.
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