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Very easy to make..pretty much a long board wide enough for the saw to ru n on..and another board attached to it that you rip with the saw..then you have created a perfect edge to cut with..you can make them as long as you want but have to get the second board perfectly square with the track board.
That Kreg unit you listed looks primo.
Personally I like the 8 foot angle iron I bought some years ago. Clamp it to any board, and rip away. Straight as an arrow that lumber never is. Lumber ALWAYS warps!
Concerning the " shooting boards". the 4' and 8' guides clamped to the board you wish to rip, I have a couple suggestions. First, never us an actual board, because, as stated, they will always warp. Use plywood or tempered hardboard...
Now I'm painting the whole basement after my miserable sheetrock job.
That's what painters caulk is for.Coping inside corners is...fun?
Thanks for that informative post. I have a long piece of scrap plywood I figured I'd use for the base. And I've used clamped boards for a guide before, but if you don't keep the pressure just so on the saw, the cut can drift. I've seen plans for a 2 sided shooting board, where the slot is contained inside the base, guides on both sides so its more of a rail effect. Ever tried that?
Is the crosscut sled for people with table saws who dont want to buy (or dont have additional room for) a miter saw?
Crosscut sled is more versatile than a miter saw..which I have. I can crosscut any size board on it and it provides a zero clearance throat on the blade..something I have to make for when I don't use it.